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Nickel Plating Services and Companies

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  • Milwaukee, WI 414-271-8138

    Advanced Plating Technologies is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, solution-driven job shop that provides technical electroplating, passivating and powder coating services in gold plating, silver plating, nickel plating, electroless nickel plating, tin plating, copper plating, tin/lead plating, lead plating, tin-cobalt plating, black nickel plating, aluminum chromate, passivating and powder coating finishes.

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  • Watertown, WI 920-262-0302

    Ad-Tech Industries has been offering coating services for over 25 years. As painting contractors, we offer special coatings such as electroless nickel plating and metal finishing in substrates (steel, brass, copper). These electroless plating coatings are resistant against corrosion.

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  • Poway, CA 858-776-0602

    Component Surfaces, Inc. is the recognized leader in providing electroless gold plating and related processing services. We partner with companies in a variety of industries to increase their product performance, product reliability and manufacturing efficiencies. We have the capability to satisfy your requirements. Contact us and we will be pleased to review your plating requirements with you.

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  • Huntsville, AL 256-852-8700

    United Plating is an ISO-9002/QS-9000-certified provider of metal finishing services. We offer electroless nickel plating that can be applied to metals such as aluminum, steel, brass and copper. Over 28 years of experience providing production performance and on-time deliveries.

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Nickel Plating Industry Information

Nickel Plating

Nickel plating is the process of depositing a thin layer of nickel onto another substrate, such as metal or plastic. The two primary purposes for nickel coating are to provide additional material protection from corrosion and wear, as well as to endow the substrate being plated with advantageous characteristics of nickel. In addition to having multiple purposes, there are multiple methods by which nickel can be plated. One way is by electroplating, and the other way is by electroless plating.

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Applications of Nickel Plating

Nickel coating is commonly used in these applications and industries:

Food Processing
For plating of such items as kitchen utensils and cookware.
Industrial Manufacturing
In which plating is performed to protect facility equipment and supplies, such as storage tanks, from corrosion.
Residential
For the plating of household appliances and fixtures, such as bathroom door knobs.
Petroleum
Used to plate essential components, such as oilfield valves and fuel rails.
Automotive
For plating of power transmission parts, such as drive shafts.

Methods of Nickel Plating

The two previously mentioned methods of nickel plating differ in several ways. However, there is one vital distinction being that electroless accomplishes nickel deposition without the use of an electrical current, which is something that is required by the electrolytic nickel plating method. Nickel is the most common material used in electroless plating processes, and there are a variety of ways in which nickel can be electroless plated.

For instance, there are two main nickel alloys that are used in electroless nickel plating processes: nickel-phosphorus and nickel-boron. In addition, there are three main types of nickel-phosphorus: low phosphorus, medium phosphorus, and high phosphorus. Some characteristics of low phosphorus electroless nickel are uniform thickness and high corrosion resistance, particularly in alkaline environments.

Medium phosphorus electroless nickel, conversely, has the characteristics of high stability and the ability to be offered in various degrees of brightness, including very bright and semi-bright. Lastly, high phosphorus electroless nickel features the beneficial characteristics of low porosity, high stain resistance, and extremely high corrosion resistance. Also, there are two main ways in which nickel can be electroless plated: barrel plating or rack plating. In barrel plating, numerous small pieces are plated at once, while rack plating is used for large, fragile, or complex parts.

Nickel Plating Standards

Specific standards that certain types of nickel plating must adhere to are set by organizations, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the Aerospace Material Specification (AMS).