Reasons to choose electroless nickel plating

What is electroless nickel plating?

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.

Advantages 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

Why use PCML's inhouse electroless nickel plating service?

PCML can work with you to ensure your parts have the level of protection required. The benefit of having electroless nickel plating in house allows us to control the thickness of the plating applied and ensures that the quality is to the standard we expect at PCML.

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