Techmetals, Inc.

Nickel Plating

Techmetals offers Nickel plating, electroplating and electroless Nickel finishing services, to accommodate a wide variety of customer applications.

Nickel is traditionally used to improve a part’s wear resistance — as well as prevent corrosion, add lubricity and even improve the aesthetic qualities of the part.

Electrolytic plating involves bonding the substrate with the Nickel coating through an induced electric charge. An external DC current is used for deposition of the coating. Oftentimes referred to as electroplating.

Electroless Nickel (EN) plating is a process that uses a chemical reaction to co-deposit it’s Nickel-Phosphorus coating onto a desired substrate.

Electrolytic Nickel Plating
electroless nickel plating

What’s more, Techmetals offers over 50 years of experience in the metal plating industry. While we offer numerous, standardized plating processes, we also provide custom R&D solutions depending upon your needs.

Benefits of EN Plating:

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Uniform deposit
  • Lubricity

10′ Deep — up to 1 million pieces

Up to 10,000 lbs.
40 % 55 ton vertical lifts

EN Specifications:

AMS-C-26074, AMS 2403, AMS-2404, AMS-2405, AMS 2423, AMS 2424, ASTM-B-733, 
MIL-C-26074, AMS-QQ-N-290, QQ-N-290

Nuclear Specification: MIL-DTL-32119

Benefits of Electroplating Nickel:​

  • Precise plating thickness to exact tolerances of +/- .0001” (100 micro inches)
  • Plating for a range of metals, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, nickel-silver and copper alloys and more

Custom masking services

Unbrightened deposits

Ammunition, Defense, Oil & Gas

Electrolytic Nickel Specs:​

AMS-2403, AMS-2423, AMS-2424, AMS-QQ-N-290, QQ-N-290

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