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Like other metal plating processes, nickel coating is used to create a protective layer on and alter the properties of the surface of other materials and parts. Nickel is a particularly valuable plating material due to its hardness and shinier finish. This means that it can be used to improve wear and corrosion resistance and can even be used for decorative purposes. Read More…

Nickel Coating Nickel coating or nickel plating is the process of depositing a layer of nickel alloy onto the surface of an item.
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Elk Grove Village, IL  |  847-593-6506

We are an ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 certified company specializing in electroless nickel plating. We offer a wide array of finishes for our plating, including but not limited to hard gold, soft gold, matte silver, pure palladium, tin, nickel, copper, and more. We offer continuous reel-to-reel plating, and our process includes selective plating, spot plating, and overall plating. We also offer loose piece barrel & rack plating as well as coil stock plating.

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Perfection Plating, Inc. $$$

Cicero, IL  |  708-222-5300

Saporito Finishing Company is a leader in environmentally responsible finishing striving to maintain high standards in areas of environmental regulation. Since 1946 we have provided high-quality metal finishing services. We are your single source of aluminum and magnesium anodizing, tumbling, deburring and electroless nickel plating. We are an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.

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Saporito Finishing Co. $$$

Newport, TN  |  423-623-0062

With nearly 40 years in the field, and ISO 9001:2015 certified, Eastern Plating, LLC takes pride in being the best and biggest electroplating facility in the Eastern United States. We serve numerous industries, including military, aerospace, automotive, heating refrigeration, plumbing and more. Our three main focuses are on service, reliability, and speed. Our finishes include zinc-nickel, zinc, nickel, nickel chrome, electroless nickel, silver, copper, and tin.

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Eastern Plating, LLC $$$

North Tonawanda, NY  |  716-694-5001

Our highly diverse Val-Nik family of Electroless Nickel (EN) coatings is appropriate for any number of applications. We have rack, barrel, and wire plating capabilities and offer both low- and high-volume production runs.

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Val-Kro, Inc. $$$
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Nickel plating is generally accomplished in one of two ways. The first is through the electroplating process. Electroplating utilizes a solution of ionic nickel along with a negatively charged cathode and positively charged anode, usually comprised of the metal being plated. The ionic nickel is then supplied with electrons from the cathode which then produce a non-ionic metal film on the surface of the substrate or item of interest.

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The other nickel plating method is called electroless nickel plating. This method of plating differs from the first in that it does not utilize the external electrical components, the anode and cathode. Instead this process utilizes a series of chemical reactions involving a reducing agent. These reactions cause the nickel to form the desired coating.

Of these two processes, electroless nickel plating is more commonly used due to the advantages it provides. This method generally results in a more even coating across the part’s surface and the coating can be evenly applied in surface recesses and in blind holes. This method also provides flexibility in the thickness of the plating. Regardless of the method used, nickel plating is a very useful and valuable process utilized in many industries. It is used in the aerospace, petrochemical, automotive, electronics, and commercial industries.

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