Electroless Nickel per MIL-C-26074
Electroless Nickel Plating is the deposition of a nickel-phophorous alloy onto a metal substrate without the use of an electrical current. The electroless nickel plating process utilizes an autocatalytic chemical reaction to deposit a reliable, repeatable coating of uniform thickness. This uniformity of deposit can, in some cases, eliminate the need for post-plate grinding. Electroless nickel demonstrates excellent corrosion protection, with similar lubricity properties to plated chromium. Electroless nickel effectively coats parts with sharp edges, deep recesses, seams, threads, and complex geometries.
- Mid - Phos.
- High - Phos.
- Slik-Seal with PTFE
- Slik-Kote with PTFE
- High Phosphorus (10% to 13%): superior corrosion protection; most resistant to acidic environments; greater than 65 Rc hardness with post-plate thermal treatment
- Medium Phosphorus (5% to 9%): best appearance
- Black EN
- Electroless nickel can also be rendered non-magnetic, making it the optimal choice for electromagnetic shielding. Electroless nickel can be applied over a variety of substrates including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and many proprietary alloys.
- Aerospace Components: For wear resistance, corrosion protection, chemical resistivity and lubricity on valves, pistons, engine shafts, engine mounts, compressor blades and other flight-critical components.
- Electrical Equipment: Due to solderability and conductivity properties.
- Packaging & Handling Machinery: Due to wear resistance, cleanliness and attractive finish.
- Chemical Manufacturing and Transport Equipment: Due to chemical resistance.
- Molds & Dies: Corrosion protection minimizes erosion and abrasion. Low coefficient of friction improves release.
- Food Service Equipment: For superior corrosion and wear resistance, attractive finish and cleanliness.
- Plastics Manufacturing Equipment: For durability and release properties on injection molds and extrusion dies.
- Oil & Gas Components: For corrosion protection in harsh undersea and underground environments for parts such as valves, pumps, pipe fittings and others.
- Printing Industry Equipment: For abrasion resistance on conveyance and chemical resistance on printer cylinders.
- Automotive Components: For 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.
- Salvage: For restoration of parts to their original dimensions or to bring mis-machined parts into tolerance.