Worldwide Electroless Nickel Plating Delivery Services

Chesterfield based electroless nickel plating specialists NiTEC are able to deliver throughout the UK, Europe and the world. We can provide a quote based on drawings emailed to us and we have a standard lead time of around 5 days.

As a company specialising in electroless nickel plating, NiTEC have developed a comprehensive range of metal finishing processes and techniques. We are able to process a wide range of materials, including plating stainless steel, plating copper and its alloys, and plating aluminium alloys.

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Electroless nickel plating specialists NiTEC operate in the following sectors of industry:

  • Marine
  • Oil
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • General engineering
  • Unique art
NiTEC will work with you to ensure you get the best possible service and the right process for your industry. Whether you are looking to increase the strength of a pipe at it’s weakest level, protect the exterior of a material exposed to a marine environment, or even looking for a new alternative to stainless steel, NiTEC can help.

Contact us today to talk through your electroless nickel plating requirements and see how NiTEC can provide high quality processes at a cost to suit your business.

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Nickel Plating Steel, Aluminium and Brass

The process of electroless nickel plating produces a nickel alloy that can be deposited without using an external power source. The electroless nickel solution involved consists of nickel ions, reducing agents and other chemicals. The most commonly used reducing agent is sodium hypophosphite. Nickel phosphorous alloys can be deposited on to specially activated surfaces, which act as a catalyst.

The metal layer deposited by the electroless nickel plating process has the advantage of having an even thickness over all surfaces of the component, virtually regardless of its shape. This effect cannot be achieved with electrodeposited coatings.

Before the electroless nickel plating process can begin, the parts have to be treated suitably. Electroless nickel solutions operate specifically according to their end requirements in a pH 4-9 medium at a temperature of between 25-92 degrees centigrade. The thickness of the nickel deposit depends on the operating conditions and time. Depending on solution composition and working parameters it is possible to deposit nickel phosphorous alloy layers with a phosphorous content between approximately 2 and 14% by weight.

It is possible to plate almost all metals including stainless steel, steel, aluminium and its alloys, and brass. It is also possible to plate non-conductive materials such as plastic and ceramics. Each type of material requires a specific pre-treatment method. The quality of the electroless nickel deposit is dependent upon the quality and surface finish of the substrate material. In contrast with many electroplated nickel coatings the electroless nickel deposit reproduces the substrate surface finish.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating and how it can be used as analternative to galvanisation, please visit our website at http://www.electroless-nickel-plating.co.uk