Electroless Nickel

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Base: 
Aluminum die-castings
Effect: 
Low friction
Effect: 
High-tech
Effect: 
Matte
Effect: 
Bright
Effect: 
Semi-Bright
Specification: 
AMS-2404
Specification: 
AMS-C-26074
Specification: 
MIL-C-26074
Specification: 
ASTM-B-656
Specification: 
ASTM-B-733
electroless nickel on steel
Electroless nickel plating on steel parts

Features:

  • Very smooth and even coatings can be achieved, regardless of the geometry of the part being plated.
  • Great flexibility in plating volume and thickness.
  • Provides good coverage in blind holes and recesses.
  • Chemical replenishment can be monitored automatically.
  • Provides uniform plating thicknesses over inside and outside surfaces.
  • Heat treated deposits compare in hardness to hard chrome.
  • Provides extremely low coefficient of friction.
  • Provides excellent corrosion resistance with thicknesses above .0005".
  • Electroless nickel coatings provide excellent surface finishes for shielding EMF and RF electronics.

Electroless nickel finishes cover a wide variety of nickel phosphorus alloy coatings. The phosphorus content in electroless nickel coatings can range from 2% to 13%. Erie Plating specializes in mid phosphorus with a phosphorus content 5%-9%. For customers requiring other electroless nickel coatings, Erie Plating welcomes your inquiry and will be happy to work with you to provide a finish that meets your needs.

Each type of electroless nickel has particular advantages depending on the application and type of nickel alloy.

Medium phosphorus electroless nickel (available)

  • Very bright and semi-bright options
  • High speed deposit rate
  • Very stable
  • The most common type of electroless nickel applied

High phosphorus electroless nickel (not currently offered)

  • Superior corrosion protection
  • Low porosity
  • Non-magnetic
  • Less prone to staining
  • Pit-free deposits