What is Electroless Nickel Plating Used For?

Electroless Nickel Plating can be used in numerous fields.

The electronics and computer industry

Electroless nickel plating can be used in a variety of ways within the electronics and computer industry. Nickel deposits can be used for diffusion barriers, as a soldering aid, as shielding and to prevent corrosion and abrasion.

If the nickel deposit contains more than 10% phosphorous, it has no ferromagnetic properties. These deposits can be used as the base for magnetic memory disks, which have a ferromagnetic memory top coating.

The Aerospace Industry

Electroless nickel plating can be used for defrosting valves for plane engines, plugs, oil pump cases and bolts.

The hydraulic industry and mining

Electroless nickel plating can be used for hydraulic units such as drilling and support equipment. Nickel deposits on steel cylinders for support equipment provide resistance against corrosion and abrasive wear. The working life of drilling components can be extended significantly by using electroless nickel composites.

The Plastics Industry

Within the plastics industry, electroless nickel plating can be used to maintain and repair tools and moulds. It can be used as a corrosion protection layer on surfaces that come into contact with cooling water, and it is widely used as an undercoat to improve the adhesion of electroplated coatings on plastic mouldings.

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