Over the last decade, the demand for aluminium moulds has increased dramatically but consistently and apparently this shows no sign of slowing down, changing or ceasing all together. Metal coatings are provided for a range of fabricated metal components, but the largest business currently is mould coating and plating. Specifically the demand for aluminium itself is increasing. This is because companies have begun to discover that that aluminium moulds can last longer, much longer, than what they were predicted. The extra longevity of the aluminium moulds can be enhanced further if buyers opt for the mould to be plated with electroless nickel. This is a cost effective way to extend the life of aluminium tooling and has become extremely popular with automotive suppliers. Alternatives to aluminium coating or plating can be nickel boron plating and nickel diamond plating which are also popular but aluminium remains the optimum and is only set to continue growing in demand.
Nickel Boron Plating
Nickel boron is a surface deposit coating that can be applied to many different metals including stainless steel, aluminium and titanium. It acts as a great alternative to chrome plating and has many benefits, which include extending wear and corrosion resistance. The nodular structure of nickel boron reduces drag in aerodynamic and fluids in circumstances such as ship propellers, down-hole oil crude oil pumping equipment, automotive and truck transmissions and greaseless guns.
Nickel Diamond Plating
Nickel Diamond Plating is where electroless nickel deposits are combined with particles of diamonds. Many substrates can be coated using this method such as carbon, aluminium, stainless steel and alloys. Substrates, once coated in this, become extremely highly corrosion and wear resistant and therefore have a much increased lifespan. Part maintenance and replacement costs are reduced dramatically, as are the costs for such. This is a popular technique in industries such as textile industry, wood working tools, computer parts, paper handling equipment, automotive water pumps, chemical process pumps and gage blocks.
NiTEC UK, the Specialist Plating Company
NiTEC UK are leading specialist in the plating industry, specialising in electroless nickel plating and are based in Derbyshire, England. We have a wide range of developed techniques available to provide high-end and cost effective services for you. We have a great deal of experience working with companies in the automotive, aerospace and military industries and offer our services to the whole of the UK, France Holland, Brazil and Germany.
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