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Engineering Applications: 6 Reasons to Use Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel plating technical figureAs experts in electroless nickel plating, we’ve put together our top 6 advantages of the process. Electroless nickel plating is an incredibly functional finish that can offer massive advantages in the field of engineering, which we feel proves that this method is superior over conventional plating processes for engineering applications!

1. Corrosion Barrier

Electroless nickel provides a barrier against corrosion and erosion in especially demanding applications in the marine and offshore industry, and the petroleum industry.

2. Release Properties

Electroless nickel coatings also provide exceptional release properties due to their 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.

3. Increase Hardness with Heat Treatment

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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Uniform Deposition of Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel coatings provide a uniform deposition on the surface of the component, meaning that they are perfect for returning over worked or worn parts to their original shape.

UK Based Electroless Nickel Plating

Here at NiTEC, we have developed a comprehensive range of metal finishing processes and techniques to enable us to process a wide range of materials. Electroless nickel plating can be used for a wide spectrum of functional applications. For example, 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 or to talk to a member of our team, please call NiTEC UK on 0845 224 3571 or email info@nitec-enp.co.uk

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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Shotblasting

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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Quality

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

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Applications

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

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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

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