Nickel: The Facts

As Electroless nickel plating specialists, NiTEC know a lot about nickel. So we’ve gathered together the best facts about our favourite metal!

Nickel occurs naturally.

It is a lustrous, silvery-white metallic element.

Nickel is the fifth most common element on earth.

It occurs extensively in the earth’s crust.

Most of the nickel cannot be excavated because it is in the earth’s core.

The melting point of  nickel is 1453 ºC, which is very high.

Nickel resists corrosion and oxidation.

It is very ductile.

It alloys readily.

It is magnetic at room temperature.

Nickel can be deposited by electroplating.

It has catalytic properties.

Nickel and NiTEC

As well a electroless nickel plating, we also specialise in diffused nickel plating finishes, copper plating as a process, shotblasting and heat treatment.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk

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Benefits of the Electroless Nickel Plating Process

There are many benefits to choosing the electroless nickel plating process.

Corrosion resistance

Electroless nickel plating extends the life of everything it coats.  The life of any metal exposed to harsh environments can be extended using electroless nickel plating, therefore reducing the cost of repair and replacement parts.

Uniform coating

Electroless nickel plating  has a completely uniform coating. It’s a perfect solution for critical high-end engineering items including defence, healthcare, automotive and aerospace.

Cost-effective

Specialist electroless nickel plating is much cheaper than you would imagine. NiTEC have 5 dedicated nickel plating lines and can offer reasonable quotations.

Wear resistance 

With the appropriate heat treatment, electroless nickel plating can be hardened up to 950vhn. This makes it ideal for areas exposed to friction and wear.

We are specialists in many industry sectors

As well a electroless nickel plating, we also specialise in diffused nickel plating finishes, copper plating as a process, shotblasting and heat treatment.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk