us are pleased to announce the latest of our new metal plating services available; nickel diamond plating!
We’ve got a wealth of experience in the processes of electroless nickel plating, copper plating and metal finishing, so nickel diamond plating is a natural extension of our quality range of services.
What is Nickel Diamond Plating?
Nickel diamond plating combines an electroless nickel deposit with fine particles of diamonds.
A variety of substrates can be coated using nickel diamond, including metals such as carbon and tool steels, aluminium, alloys, copper, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and titanium.
The use of diamond particles contained within an electroless nickel coating offers a practical and affordable way to utilise the properties of diamond on the surface of components.
Common Applications of Nickel Diamond
Nickel diamond can be used for a huge range of applications across a variety of industries. Common applications include the following:
- Machinery parts for the textile industry
- Wood working tools
- Computer parts
- Paper handling equipment
- Mechanical shaft shields for automotive water pumps and chemical process pumps
- Gage blocks
What are the Features of a Nickel Diamond Coating?
Nickel diamond coatings provides a highly corrosion and wear resistant coating. By providing maximum protection to the surface of the substrate, coated machinery parts will have an increased lifespan. This helps to keep maintenance and related downtime due to the replacement of high wear parts to a minimum, reducing costs.
Due to the electroless chemical method of deposition, nickel diamond plating is able to cover surfaces with perfect uniformity. Therefore, regardless of the geometry of the component, the nickel diamond coating creates a uniform deposition on all areas of the part, even on recesses and holes.
Key Benefits of Electroless Nickel Diamond Plating
Nickel diamond plating has many benefits which make it a superior choice of coating, including the following:
- Excellent wear resistance
- Excellent hardness
- Enhanced corrosion resistance
- Increased thermal transfer
- Conformity to complex geometries
- Can be applied to all common metals and alloys
- Can be used to cover entire surfaces or selected areas