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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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Latrobe, PA  |  724-539-1626

Electroless nickel plating is one of our core manufacturing processes! We are a hermetic seal manufacturer with plating capabilities. Processes include: electrolytic sulfamate nickel plating, boron electroless nickel plating and ultra bright low medium phosphorus electroless nickel plating.

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Specialty Seal Group $$$

New Brunswick, NJ  |  732-545-6522

New Brunswick Plating is a metal finishing company offering metal plating services, including electroless nickel plating and metal finishing systems. We offer color finishes and other processes such as bright dipping, passivation, stripping, glass beading and chromating.

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New Brunswick Plating, Inc. $$$

Ewing, NJ  |  609-259-0099

Since 1973, Surface Technology, Inc. (STI) has been a world recognized innovative force in the metal finishing industry. As a provider of electroless nickel, STI stocks all associated pretreatment solutions, commodities, masking materials, and waste treatment products. Electroless nickel was developed in the 1940’s. It is now a technology with many variations to suit numerous requirements.

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Surface Technology, Inc. $$$

Billerica, MA  |  888-275-0880

For more than 25 years, AOTCO Metal Finishing has been specializing in metal finishing systems and metal plating including tin, gold, copper, cadmium, chromium and electroless nickel plating. We are a metal finisher where quality and reliability count the most. Call us for more information.

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AOTCO Metal Finishing, Inc. $$$

Nanticoke, PA  |  570-735-7777

Reilly Finishing Technologies is a privately held, EPA award winning, AS9100, ISO 9001:2008 and RoHS compliant metal finishing company. Our capabilities include electroless nickel plating and related services for imparting enhanced surface properties. Our value added processes are assembly, warehousing, end use packaging and a fleet of trucks for pickup and delivery. Call for more information.

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Reilly Finishing Technologies $$$
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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.