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4 Facts about Diffused Nickel Plating

Diffused nickel plating is the most effective process of nickel coating, most often used in industrial marine equipment. Diffused nickel plating occurs when the encapsulation plating method is performed, resulting in a coating that is highly resistant to corrosion – even more so than high-grade stainless steel, and far less expensive too!

But aside from the fact that it is highly corrosion-resistant, what do we know about diffused nickel plating?

It Is More Corrosion Resistant than Many Steels

As mentioned above, diffused nickel plating is more resistant from corrosion than even the highest grade stainless steel! This makes the process of diffused nickel plating revolutionary.

The secret behind the corrosion resistance is the creation of a coating that protects the base metal from oxidizing and rusting. This process is also frequently used in food processing and prevents contamination with iron.

It Can Increase the Hardness of Mechanical Parts and Tools

Diffused nickel coating is a process that benefits a lot of industries, especially when it comes to mechanical parts and tools. From the automotive to the manufacturing industry, nickel plates are proven to increase the hardness of each mechanical part and hence guarantee strength and top quality.

It Is Used in Many Industries

Diffused nickel plating is a process that is common in many industries, and has been extensively used in the end-fittings for flexible pipe lines and top-side equipment.

In a nutshell, the diffused nickel components are the backbone of many manufacturing industries worldwide. They are used for automotive systems, metal coatings, electrical systems, but due to its aforementioned extreme corrosion resistance, diffused nickel plating is most often used in marine or salt environments.

It Can Create a Variety of Beautiful Decorative Finishes

Often, where utility is the main concern, aesthetics can be overlooked – and this is certainly the case with diffused nickel plating. Aside from being a revolutionary process when it comes to ensuring corrosion-resistance, durability and strength, diffused nickel plating can be used to create an array of decorative finishes that include chrome-like gleam, brushed stainless steel colours or even metallic black. 

Electroless Nickel Plating

The electroless nickel plating process is a high quality, cost effective solution for coating metals such as mild or stainless steel.

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Diffused Nickel Plating

The simple process of diffused nickel plating is the most effective coating to ensure the highest levels of corrosion resistance.

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SeaTEC 100 Marine Corrosion Prevention

SeaTEC100 is a cost-effective way of extending the life of mild-steel operating in marine environments.

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Ni-PTFE Self Lubricating Coating

Nitec's specially developed Ni-PTFE self lubricating corrosion resistant coating is perfect for sliding wear applications.

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Copper Plating

NiTEC offers a copper plating service that is suitable for both functional and decorative purposes.

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NiTEC has the capacity to shotblast components of up to 20 tonnes in weight.

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Heat Treatment

The heat treatment solutions at NiTEC can be used for stress relieving and de-embrittlement as both pre-plate and post-plate treatments.

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Aqua Blasting

Aqua blasting is a wet blasting process that's perfect for gently removing surface dirt and grime from metal components.

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Nickel Boron Plating

Nickel boron plating is a good alternative to chrome for coating a variety of steels to enhance corrosion resistance.

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Case Studies

From corrosion resistance for oil pipes to plating vacuum chambers, our electroless nickel plating is second to none.

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NiTEC is committed to the highest levels of quality and standards.

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From marine to mining, gardens to artwork, we've got your surface technology needs covered.

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Special Projects

NiTEC have many years' experience working with special projects; from art installations to architectural features.

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Technical Information

As the deposit formed by electroless nickel plating is based on a chemical reaction, the dispersion of the deposit is equal over part, regardless of shape.

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Marine corrosion resistance product, SeaTEC 100 - corrosion resistant coating

Corrosion resistant coating withstanding salt-spray conditions for at least 3 and a half years

NiTEC's SeaTEC 100 provides unprecedented corrosion resistance extending the life of components and reducing maintenance costs.

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Surface Technology

Electroless Nickel Plating - wear and corrosion resistance, cost-effective and wear resistance - find out more about our Nickel Plating services

Diffused Nickel Plating - the gold standard in corrosion resistance - great for a marine environment - find out more about our Diffused Nickel Plating services

SeaTEC 100 - increases the longevity of components in subsea environments reducing maintenance costs and increasing strength of components - find out more about SeaTEC 100

Copper plating - an excellent conductor providing EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) shielding - find out more about Copper Plating

Shotblasting and Heat Treatment - thorough surface preparation is acheived using Shotblasting and Heat Treatment in addition to the standard chemical cleaning and activation process - find out more

Special Projects - Electroless Nickel Plating has been used in many special projects throughout the world where corrosion resistance is required such as art installation and archictectural application - find out more about special projects

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