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.

Benefits

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. 

Rack Plating

Rack plating is ideal for delicate or complex parts. Parts are hung on a unique rack developed exclusively for that product. The rack is then submersed in a nickel plating solution.  Because the part is locked into place, the contact point will remain under plated.  To offset this limitation, ADV Plating designs racks and pins to have the smallest contact point possible and has created several proprietary mechanical and pneumatic controls.

Rack plating is labor intensive and therefore more costly than barrel plating.

Barrel Plating

Barrel plating is an efficient and relatively low cost method of plating. Parts are placed inside a barrel that slowly rotates while it is submersed in a nickel plating solution.  This plating method is recommended for high volumes of parts to ensure uniform coverage. However, some parts may be too delicate or fragile to be barrel plated.

Our experienced staff will work with you to determine the best process to meet your engineering and cost requirements.

Types of Electroless Nickel Plating

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Low Phos (2 - 4%)

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Mid Phos (6 - 9%)

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High Phos (10 - 12%)

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Black EN

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PTFE

We offer RoHS compliant chemistry.

Capabilities

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Precise plating thickness: .00012 - .0025 inches.

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Hardness from 48 - 52 Rockewell C (up to 64 Rc with heat treating)

Plating for a range of substrates, including:

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Brass

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High Alloy Steel

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Aluminum

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Carbon

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Titanium

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Stainless Steel

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Iron

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Copper

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Bronze

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Beryllium

Barrel Plating

Rack Plating

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