Electroless Nickel Plating for Engineering

There are many advantages of using electroless nickel plating for engineering purposes.

Even coating

Electroless nickel plating provides an even coating of nickel across the surface of the component. This is useful in engineering applications because it allows the nickel coating to be built up in order to increase the size of the item, and improve dimensional conformance.


Electroless nickel coatings are also good for engineering purposes because the thickness of a nickel coating can easily be adjusted.

This means that no matter the specification, the thickness of the electroless nickel plating can be adjusted accordingly.

Blind holes and recesses within the metal can also be plated effectively using electroless nickel plating, as it plates wherever the nickel touches the item.

Corrosion resistance

Electroless nickel plating not only offers good cohesion and excellent performance, it is also very resistant to corrosion and wear.

Nickel plating as a barrier layer

Nickel plating can be used to plate uniformly over all surfaces, and can be used for applications where brightness is not required. As a barrier layer, nickel is plated on oil field valves, drive shafts, electrical tools and industrial machinery.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating, please visit the NiTEC website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk


General Advantages of Metal Plating

Metal plating in general has the following benefits:

– It gives the surface of the product natural protection from elements that may corrode the surface. It extends the lifespan of the metal, and makes the products more resistant to natural wear and tear. Without it, the surface will corrode and wear off faster.

Metal plating enhances electrical resistance and electrical conductivity.

Metal finishing enhances the hardness of the metals, making it less volatile.

-The process of metal plating adds brightness and colour to the surface of the product. This enhances the appearance and the reflective nature of the metals.

Metal plating protects the metal from chemical corrosion and protects the surface from becoming tarnished.

Introducing NiTEC, Electroless Nickel Plating Specialists.

We are NiTech, specialists in electroless nickel plating.

Established in 1978, NiTEC (UK) Limited specialises in electroless nickel plating technology. Our comprehensive facilities enable us to prepare and plate all ferrous materials in common engineering use, including stainless steel, copper and its alloys and aluminium alloys.

We are located in Chesterfield, with easy access to the M1 motorway. To find out more about electroless nickel plating visit our website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk