Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating is an auto-catalytic reaction used to deposit a coating of nickel on a substrate. Unlike electroplating, it is not necessary to pass an electric current through the solution to form a deposit.

The most common form of Electroless nickel plating produces a nickel phosphorus alloy coating. The phosphorus content in electroless nickel coatings can range from 2% to 13%. It is commonly used in engineering coating applications where wear resistance, hardness and corrosion protection are required.

Applications include oil field valves, rotors, drive shafts, paper handling equipment, fuel rails, optical surfaces for diamond turning, door knobs, kitchen utensils, bathroom fixtures, electrical/mechanical tools and office equipment.

Key Properties of Electroless Nickel

  • Strong Hard deposits
  • Very uniform thickness
  • Superior corrosion protection
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Low porosity
  • Non-magnetic
  • Pit-free deposits

Capabilities / Capacity

We have a 350Kg lifting capacity. Lengths up to 1.6 metres. Can apply thin film oil if required.

Further Technical information

Its uniform deposition profile mean it can be applied to complex components not readily suited to other hard wearing coatings like hard chromium. Its use in the automotive industry for wear resistance has increased significantly.

If you are interested in our Electroless Nickel Plating service, then please contact us on: 01524 381 611 or email us here.