As its name would suggest, this process does not utilize an electrical current like many other metal plating processes. Instead, this process requires a reducing agent. This chemical reacts with the metal ions and causes the metal to be deposited on the surface of a substrate or workpiece. The electroless plating process is most commonly used to deposit nickel alloys. Read More…
Artcraft Plating & Finishing Co., Inc.Burbank, CA | 818-845-9292
At Artcraft Plating & Finishing Co., Inc., we specialize in providing high-quality electroless nickel plating services to a wide range of industries. As a team, we take great pride in our ability to provide our clients with customized plating solutions that meet their unique needs and specifications. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed our clients' expectations every time. Contact us...$$$
Tompkins Metal Finishing, Inc.Batavia, NY | 800-234-2116
We specialize in providing high-quality electroless nickel plating services to a wide range of industries. Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to delivering exceptional results and meeting the unique needs of each of our clients. If you are looking for a reliable and experienced electroless nickel plating company, look no further than Tompkins Metal Finishing.$$$
Imagineering Finishing TechnologiesSouth Bend, IN | 574-287-0642
Imagineering’s primary mission is to provide customers a competitive advantage and be recognized as the finishing expert of choice. We have electroless nickel plating, phosphates, chromate conversion, dry-film lubricants and specialty paints. We develop a synergistic and symbiotic relationship with every customer and employee. We are QS-9000, ISO 9002 and AS 9000 certified.$$$
Bales Metal Surface SolutionsDowners Grove, IL | 800-215-6653
Bales offers electroless nickel plating and electroless nickel flash, which gives a thin coating with corrosion-free protection. These platings can be used on parts, to correct out of tolerance specs, or for making a surface that has no need of spray wax protection.$$$
Pioneer Metal Finishing CorporationGreen Bay, WI | 877-721-1100
Pioneer offers many custom finishing solutions to make your products perform at the highest levels. We are experts in providing specialized finishes to improve the performance for your specific component parts. Whether your product design requirements include finishes to make your product resist corrosion, last longer, look better, slide more freely, bond securely to another material, or many...$$$
North American ENElk Grove Village, IL | 847-952-3680
North American EN is a precision plating shop dedicated to the electroless nickel process. We are large enough to handle special sizes and repetitive volume, yet small enough to give all orders hands-on customer service.$$$
Electroless Plating List
In order to utilize electroless plating, the substrate must be thoroughly cleaned in a pre-treatment process. The pre-treatment is a series of chemical cleanings which remove soils, debris, and other unwanted material from the surface of the substrate. Typically, the substrate must be rinsed multiple times between each chemical cleaning.
If this cleaning process fails to remove the debris and unwanted materials, the substrate cannot be plated properly. Once the plating process is completed, an anti-oxidation treatment is applied to the surface of the plated material followed by more water rinsing. Then the substrate is dried or baked to achieve the full hardness of the plating.
Though this process may seem very sensitive and involved, it offers many distinct advantages when compared with other plating processes. As stated before, electroless plating provides the benefit of not needing electrical power. This plating process also creates much more evenly coated surfaces than other processes and can evenly plate blind holes and recesses.
Many different finishes can also be achieved with electroless plating, including matte, semi bright, and bright finishes. Due to the wear resistance, corrosion resistance and hardness of the coatings, this process is utilized in many different industries and applications. Rotors, drive shafts, rails, valves, and mechanical tools are just a few examples of electross plated products.