Nickel Plating Services

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Nickel Plated Parts
Nickel Plated Parts

Electronic Precision Specialties, Inc. uses a variety of nickel-plating methods and chemistries to suit any application or part that requires nickel plating.

Electroless nickel creates a dense alloy coating of nickel and phosphorus. The amount of phosphorus can range from 4 to 13% typically. Electroless nickel deposits are primarily used where corrosion resistance, wear resistance, hardness and lubricity characteristics are desirable. In applications where uniformity of deposit or tight dimensional control is required, electroless nickel deposits are the process of choice.

Bright nickels are often used as undercoating to improve reflectivity and leveling to smooth out surface defects. Bright nickel coatings also provide an excellent barrier coating to reduce porosity and improve corrosion resistance. If, after plating, an article is to be flexed, bent or distorted in the application, a Watts or Sulfamate nickel bath should be considered.

Sulfamate or Watts nickel baths are used primarily in engineering applications. They provide an excellent diffusion barrier, have excellent ductility, improve corrosion resistance and solder readily. In applications where parts are flexed, formed, or bent after plating, Sulfamate or Watts nickel plating is preferred.

Current processes are WEEE/ELV and RoHS compliant.

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Nickel Plating Capabilities

Specification
AMS 2403
AMS 2405
AMS 2424
AMS-2404C (Electroless)
DTL-MIL-C-26074
Mil-P-27418 (Sulfamate)
QQ-N-290 (Electrolytic)
  • Grade A,B,C,D,E,F
  • Class 1 & Grade G
  • Class 1, 2
SAE AMS 2423D
SAE AMS 26074
  • Grade A - Class 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Grade B - Class 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Grade C - Class 1, 2, 3, 4
Plating Thickness
Electroless - Up to .0035"
Electrolytic - Up to .001"
Surface Hardness
Up to 800 KNOOP
Available Finishes
Bright
Matte/Satin
Semi-Bright
Plating Chemistry
Electroless
Electrolytic
Sulfamate
Substrates
Aluminum
Brass
Copper
Copper Alloys
Copper Graphite
Inconel®
Invar®
Kovar®
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Alloys
Titanium
Tungsten Copper
Size Limitations
Up to 18" by 18"
Secondary Services
Bead Blasting
Descale
Embrittlement Relief (Per Spec)
Masking Per Customer Requirements
Quality Assurance
Certificates of Compliance with each processed part
SPC Capabilities
Testing Equipment for thorough inspection (per customer requirement)
Application/Example Parts
Antenna Parts
Cable Assembly Parts
Connectors
Gears
Hydraulic Line
Implant Parts
Seals
Shock Absorber Housing
Solar
Supercharger Parts

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