Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel Plating describes the plating of Nickel alloy deposits onto a suitable substrate using a chemical reduction process. These deposits may contain up to 13% Phosphorus by weight, or up to 5% by weight Boron. The electroless nickel plating process is sometimes simply called EN. Unlike electrolytically plated nickel coatings, they are produced without any externally applied electric current, onto catalytic metallic or catalyzed non-metallic substrates. The coatings are applied to a wide variety of metallic and non-metallic substrates with both simple and complex geometries. Typical substrates include the electroless nickel plating of aluminum and steel. They are used to improve characteristics that are required for appearance, sophisticated engineering applications, magnetic plating and various harsh environments. A large number of markets and industries benefit from our reliable, stable and environmentally advanced range of electroless nickel plating processes. These meet most global aerospace, automotive and military coating specifications.

Our Electroless Nickel is great for any part

Thanks to technological advances with the ELECTROLESS NICKEL plating industry, Franke Plating Works has created excellent electroless nickel plating capabilities for a multitude of parts. The use of electroless nickel plating has grown in many industries. It has become a “go to” process for many metal finishing applications. Nickel coatings act as a barrier layer to prevent the substrate alloy from affecting the surface finish. This, coupled with the uniformity of the deposit, makes it an ideal metal finish that prevents rust and other corrosion. Warren Franke has learned to investigate the endless possibilities for an electroless nickel for clients in an effort to improve product durability and lower cost. Electroless Nickel is deposited at a Rockwell Hardness of C54 to C56. This can be increased to C68 to C70 by baking for hardness after plating.

If you’re investigating ELECTROLESS NICKEL plating, Franke Plating Works, Inc. should be your first choice for superior plating.

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