Electroless nickel plating is an incredibly functional finish that can offer massive advantages in the field of engineering. As experts in the process, we’ve put together our top 4 advantages of electroless nickel plating, which we feel prove that this method is superior over conventional plating processes.
1. Uniform Deposition of Electroless Nickel
Electroless nickel coatings provide a uniform deposition on the surface of the component.
2. Strong, Chip Free Coating
With electroless nickel plating, there is no need to worry about the strength of the coating.
Electroless nickel coatings do not chip, peel, flake or rub off like some coatings do, such as paints and lacquers. It can also be applied on its own without any other pre-surface treatments.
3. The Ability to Plate Irregular Shapes
In addition to the uniform deposit of electroless nickel, it is also able to plate irregular shapes uniformly. This means that should a part have recesses and crevices, the coating will be deposited on these parts evenly, regardless of the shape.
4. Heat Treatment to Increase Hardness
Another advantage of electroless nickel coatings is that they can be treated with heat in order to further increase the level of hardness of the deposit.
5. Corrosion and Erosion Barrier
Electroless nickel provides a barrier against corrosion and erosion in especially demanding applications in the marine and offshore industry, and the petroleum industry.
6. Release Properties
Electroless nickel coatings also provide exceptional release properties due to its anti-stick surface. This self lubrication also reduces the wear of a component, which means that there is very little coating weight loss from friction between parts.
Electroless Nickel Plating Services
Here at NiTEC, we provide a range of metal finishing and metal plating services. Our high quality electroless nickel plating service is the perfect solution for critical high-end engineering items such as those used in the defence, healthcare, automotive and aerospace industries. For more information, please call NiTEC UK on 0845 224 3571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org