Electroless Nickel Plating
AMS 26074: (MIL-C-26074), ASTM B656, ASTM B733, SCHLUMBERGER, NOV, AND VGS SPECS
Accurate Precision Plating (APP) is a leading metal finishing services company with extensive experience in electroless nickel plating. Our staff's superior customer service, attention to detail and commitment to quality produces the superior product that has built APP's reputation in the industry. You can be assured your electroless nickel plating project will be completed to your exact specifications and to the tightest tolerance the first time and your part delivered to you production-ready. Electroless nickel plating has multiple advantages over more traditional plating options and is categorized by type.
Types of Electroless Nickel Plating
- Low Phos
2 - 4%
- Med Phos
6 - 9%
- High Phos »
10 - 12%
ENP is used to apply precision coatings to complex shapes that require uniform coatings for both ID and OD surfaces. It is used for shafts, piping, ducts, molds, dies, enclosures, bores and processing equipment. APP offers electroless nickel plating services using high phosphorus and medium phosphorus coatings. Both high and medium phosphorus coatings offer superior corrosion resistance, hardness and wear resistance. Medium phosphorus nickel coatings are lead- and cadmium-free, with a phosphorus content of 6-9%. They provide bright coating, with hardness of 47-53 Rc that can be increased to 65-72 Rc with heat treating. High phosphorus nickel coatings contain 10-12% phosphorus and exhibit hardness of 48-55 Rc. They provide improved corrosion resistance, especially for salt water environments, over medium phosphorus coatings, but lower hardness and wear resistance.
Electroless Nickel Plating Capabilities
- Barrel plating
- Rack plating
- Vibratory plating
- Precise plating thickness to exact tolerances of +/- .00005” (50 micro inches)
- Plating for a range of metals, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper alloys and Inconel®
- Custom masking services
- Fast turnaround, with most products delivered within 3-5 days. We offer 24-48 hour turnaround availability.
- Quantities from short run through full production runs
Plating Tolerance & Thickness Testing
Our extensive quality control measures throughout production include non-destructive testing in accordance with ASTM B 568 to measure the thickness of the coating. Using Fischerscope X-Ray equipment, we can measure the thickness of the nickel foil with a margin of error less than 5%.
We offer 100% testing, if needed, for your parts. We can manufacture to meet industry and regulatory standards, including ASTM B488, AMS 2422 and MIL-G-45204. All our processes are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and are RoHS and ELV compliant.
At APP, we are committed to meeting or exceeding your expectations for your electroless nickel plating application through efficient, effective processes, high quality control and superior customer service. Call today to see how we can solve your plating challenges.