Ad-Tech Coating Solutions - Industrial Coating & Finishing Services
Electroless Nickel Plating
Using our over 40 years of experience in the coatings industry, we designed and built a superior Electroless Nickel Plating finishing line. Our state-of-the-art nickel plating line uses only ROHS and ELV compliant mid and high-phos chemistry, allowing us to produce high quality coatings with quick turn around.
What Is Electroless Nickel Plating?
Electroless nickel (EN) plating is an auto-catalytic reaction that deposits a nickel coating on a substrate, such as metal or plastic. It provides wear-resistance, hardness, and corrosion protection of the substrate.
Electroless nickel-phosphorus is used when wear-resistance, hardness, and corrosion protection are required. Ferrous and non-ferrous surfaces of any geometry can be plated using Electroless Nickel Plating, making it a versatile option for many substrates.
Our facility can perform EN Plating on a variety of substrates, including:
- Stainless Steel
Our EN Plating line uses a rack and barrel and has enough room to accommodate parts 28 inches wide, 44 inches long, 32 inches deep, and up to 500 pounds.
Electroless plating has many industrial applications, from merely decorative to preventing corrosion and wear. EN Plating is also free from flux density and power supply issues.
Some of the most common industries that use this application include…
- Automotive: Higher quality and superior performance components with EN Plating satisfy the public’s demand for longer warranty vehicles.
- Chemical Equipment: EN Plating provides excellent resistance to chemical damage in harsh environments.
- Salvage and Repair: EN Plating builds up worn or mis-machined parts at a more affordable price.
Chemical equipment that works with EN Plating can include optical surfaces for diamond turning, doorknobs, kitchen utensils, bathroom fixtures, electrical/mechanical tools, and office equipment.
Due to the high hardness of the EN coating, it can be used to salvage worn parts. Coatings of 25 to 100 micrometers can even be applied and machined back to the final dimensions. It can also be applied with little or no compressive stress, thus making it gentle in application.
EN Plating Benefits
EN Plating has several benefits due to its versatility, including aesthetic benefits. After a substrate is plated, the finished part's surface is smooth, nearly pore-free, uniform, and free from defects, providing a great corrosion-resistant and attractive coating. It can also easily fill recesses or pits in the metal’s surface, resulting in a uniform surface finish.
Since Electroless Nickel Coating is a surface treatment that provides wear-, abrasion-, erosion-, and corrosion-resistance, it also has a low-friction coefficient, producing less heat and potential damage to other parts. This coating ensures the part can function for a long time, increasing its service life.
This process also has a uniform thickness, including corners and edges, compared to an electrolytic process. This coating is intended for applications where resistance to acids and well-wear is needed.
- Substrates: Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper
- Rack and Barrel
- 28″W x 44″L x 32″D
- 500 pounds
- Automotive: Higher quality and superior performance components satisfy public’s demand for longer warranty vehicles.
- Chemical Equipment: EN provides an excellent resistance to chemical damage in harsh environments.
- Salvage and Repair: Builds up worn or mis-machined parts at often substantial cost savings.
Choose Ad-Tech Coating Solutions for Your Electroless Nickel Plating Needs
Ad-Tech Coating Solutions is proud to have the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Thanks to our high-quality standards and professional and knowledgeable team, we’ll create the EN Plating you need for your product.
Ad-Tech Coating Solutions can provide customers around Watertown, WI, with a quote. Just contact us to get started today.
EN Plating, Electroless Nickel Advantages
Appearance – The finished parts surface is smooth, nearly pore free, uniform and free from any defects, providing a great corrosion resistance attractive coating.
Cleaning Process – Parts must be free of rust, scale, oil, grease and dirt prior to treatment. All parts go through a multi stage washer to ensure surfaces are properly prepared for plating.
Application – Electroless Nickel Coating serves as a surface treatment that provides wear, abrasion and erosion resistance and/or corrosion resistance. It also has a low coefficient of friction. This process has a very uniformed thickness including corners and edges compared to an electrolytic process. This coating is intended for applications where resistance to acids and well wear is needed.