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Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel is an auto-catalytic chemical technique used to deposit a layer of nickel-phosphorus or nickel-boron alloy on a solid workpiece, such as metal or plastic. The process relies on the presence of a reducing agent, for example hydrated sodium hypophosphite (NaPO2H).

  • High Phosphorus (10% to 13%): superior corrosion protection; most resistant to acidic environments; greater than 65 Rc hardness with post-plate thermal treatment; amorphous deposit structure
  • Medium Phosphorus (5% to 9%): best appearance; mixed amorphous/crystalline deposit structure
  • Plating thicknesses from 0.0001 to 0.0020 inches
  • Precision masking for selective plating
  • Salt spray corrosion testing per ASTM B117
  • Post-plate hydrogen embrittlement relief
  • Hardnesses up to 70Rc (high phosphorous with post-plate bake)
  • Thickness Analysis

  • MIL C 26074
  • MIL F 14072
  • QC N 290
  • AMS 2403
  • AMS 2404
  • AMS 2405
  • MIL P 27418
  • ASTM B 733
  • ASTM B 689
  • ASTM B 656
  • AMS 3423
  • AMS 2424
  • ASTM B 689

Typical Industry Applications:
  • Aerospace: wear resistance of components, corrosion protection, chemical resistivity and lubricity on valves, pistons, engine shafts, engine mounts, compressor blades and other flight-critical components.
  • Telecommunications: solderability and conductivity properties.
  • Transport: chemical resistance.
  • Plastics Manufacturing: durability and release properties on injection molds and extrusion dies.
  • Automotive: wear protection and corrosion resistance on pistons, cylinders, gears, differential pinon ball shafts, fuel injectors, ball studs, transmission thrust washers, knuckle pins, hose couplings, heat sinks and others.
  • Stainless Steel Replacement: cost effective replacement for 300 and 400 series stainless steel in some applications