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Advantages to Choosing Electroless over Electrolytic Nickel Plating

Posted by Kelly Kramer on Nov 6, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Electroless nickel plating holds several distinct advantages over electrolytic nickel plating.

Why should you consider Electroless nickel plating for your metal finishing needs?

  • Simply put, Electroless nickel is a plating process that does not require an electrical charge to create a bond between the metals.  The plating solution contains chemical features that allow it to bond to the base metal part. 
  • Electroless nickel is a fluid alloy of nickel and phosphorous. 
  • The presence of phosphorous in the nickel deposit results in a higher level of corrosion resistance, less magnetic properties, as well as reduced friction.

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What does this plating process mean for your business?

  • Electroless nickel is able to uniformly coat deep recesses and holes in the product being plated.
  • The plating solution will evenly and efficiently plate any part of the metal it touches.
  • This process can be performed using rack or barrel plating, allowing for a wide variety of sizes and shapes to be plated.
  • This plating process will result in increased surface hardness and wearability of the product.
  • Electroless nickel plating will supply an abrasion resistant product.
  • This plating process will offer superior corrosion resistance.
  • This plating process is well suited for products used in the food and dairy industry as well as in many other applications.

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