Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless Nickel Plating

ADV Plating specializes in high quality, precision electroless nickel plating services. Our staff offers first-rate customer service and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on quality, ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction. Whatever your project specifications require, ADV Plating promises that your project will be completed to your specifications.


  • Precise plating thickness: .00012 - .0025 inches
  • Hardness from 48 - 52 Rockewell C (up to 64 Rc with heat treating)
  • Plating for a range of substrates, including:
    • Brass
    • Stainless Steel
    • High Alloy Steel
    • Iron
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Carbon
    • Bronze
    • Titanium
    • Beryllium

Types of Electroless Nickel Plating

  • Low Phos (2 - 4%)
  • Mid Phos (6 - 9%)
  • High Phos (10 - 12%)
  • MetaBlack
  • PTFE

We offer RoHS compliant chemistry.

Plating Methods


Electroless nickel (EN) plating is an auto-catalytic chemical reduction coating that requires no electricity to process.  EN is especially good at coating surfaces that require uniform thickness across irregular shapes, including deep recesses, bores, and blind holes.  The coating provides excellent resistance to corrosion, wear, and abrasion.  Additionally, nickel can be used to increase ductility, lubricity, solder ability, electrical conductivity and hardness.  Another benefit of EN is it can be plated over a wide variety of metals including aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, titanium, ceramics, and cast iron.

The popularity of EN has been steadily increasing over the past decade due to improvements in solution stability, pretreatment cycles, reducing agents and equipment.  Typical applications include aerospace hardware, automotive parts, food processing equipment, fluid power components, textile machinery, hydraulics, valves, pumps, plastic molds, electronic components, chemical processing equipment, and printed circuit boards.