Nickel Plating

FINISHES

What is nickel plating?

It is an electroplating process that coats a metal or plastic object with a nickel layer. The process involves immersing the object to be plated (known as the substrate) into an electrolytic solution containing dissolved nickel salts. A direct current is passed through the solution, causing the nickel ions to bond with the substrate and form a thin, even layer on its surface. The process serves various purposes, including enhancing the object’s appearance and durability and protecting it from corrosion or wear. It is commonly used in industries such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing and the production of consumer goods like jewelry, electronics, and kitchenware.

Technologies Additive Manufacturing, Casting, Molding, Sheet Metal Fabrication
Outcome
Enhances corrosion and wear resistance and aesthetics
Manufacturing Finishing - Nickel Electroplating

Our nickel plating process:

The process involves the application of a thin layer of nickel over a base to improve its hardness, durability, and resistance to corrosion.

  1. It begins with preparing the base, cleaning, and polishing to remove any impurities and ensure a smooth surface for the nickel to adhere to.
  2. The base material is then immersed in a solution containing nickel ions and subjected to an electric current, causing the nickel ions to bond to the surface of the base.
  3. This process can be repeated multiple times to achieve the desired thickness of the nickel layer.
  4. Finally, the nickel-plated object is rinsed and dried to remove any excess solution and ensure a uniform finish.

Our process is carefully controlled to ensure consistent quality and durability in the finished product.

Why choose nickel plating for your next project?

The process is incredibly versatile and offers numerous advantages and benefits to industrial and decorative applications. First and foremost, it is widely recognized for its superior corrosion resistance properties, making it an ideal choice for products frequently exposed to harsh environments or extreme weather conditions. Its remarkable hardness and wear resistance offer exceptional durability, making it a long-lasting solution that can withstand heavy use and wear. Not only does it perform well, but it also provides an aesthetically pleasing, bright, reflective finish that adds value to any product. This process can be used on various substrates, including steel, copper, brass, and zinc, giving it exceptional versatility and application. With these benefits and advantages, it’s clear why it is an outstanding choice for a wide range of industrial and decorative applications.