Electroless Nickel Plating – Engineers Toolbox
Reasons to choose Electroless Nickel Plating
Electroless Nickel Plating is a chemical process which uses different formulas and compounds to create an even coating on the surface of your chosen material. This surface offers attributes like increased hardness, and prevention of corrosion and wear; this makes electroless nickel plating a preferred solution within the industrial sector, whether it be for decorative or preventative applications.
Parts initially pass through a pre-treatment process where they are thoroughly degreased and cleaned. Cleaning of parts is important as any contamination will lead to poor plating later on in the process.
The surface is then primed for plating by passing through a range of preparation tanks which help to activate the surface of the part. This allows for better adhesion of the plating.
With the surface of the parts activated parts are placed in the plating tank. The plating process allows a thickness of nickel/phosphorous to deposit on the surface. The thickness of the plating is determined by the amount of time spent in the plating tank at operating temperature.
Benefits of Electroless Nickel Plating
- Provides excellent corrosion resistance
- Surface finish is durable and offers a long lifespan
- Being an Electroless process ENP is suitable for a wide range of materials whether they are conductive or not
- Parts are left with a uniform and aesthetically pleasing finish
- Ability to control plating thickness ± 2 microns
PCML Electroless Nickel Plating Capability
Using the above method and our rigorous quality procedures, PCML can work with you to ensure your parts have the level of protection required. The benefit of having the process in house is we can control the thickness of the plating applied and can ensure that the quality is to the standard we expect at PCML.
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