Electroless Nickel Plating is the deposition of a nickel alloy and phosphorus on a substrate without the use of electrical current.
Electroless Nickel's excellent corrosion and abrasion resistant properties protect the metal substrate by sealing it off from its environment. Engineers have been encouraged to shift from other coatings to electroless nickel due to hardness, uniformity of deposit, cost savings, and superior performance in highly corrosive conditions. Electroless Nickel provides a crystal structure free of pores, and micro cracks and evenly flows into all details that are not masked.
It can be selectively applied, if required. B&E Electroform utilizes precise masking techniques, allowing specific dimensions to be corrected according to customer specifications. B&E can control the exact thickness of deposit from a light flash to heavy buildups without the necessity of post machining. B&E can also custom tailor electroless nickel buildups with a post Nickel-Teflon or Chrome flash for added lubricity or hardness. Electroless Nickel is a strippable coating, which will not harm the metal substrate, allowing engineers to return to the base metal for engineering changes.