Electroless Nickel Plating for Industry

Electrolytic plating was the most prevalent method for nickel plating metals for many years. However, because of the nature of the technique, it wasn’t easy to maintain consistency in thickness and coverage, especially in intricate sections with varied thicknesses and through-holes. These problems have been solved thanks to the development of the electroless nickel plating technique.

Smart Microns is at the cutting edge of the plating industry, with some of the most cutting-edge technologies available. We’re delighted to be the industry leader in electroless nickel plating for industrial applications in India.

Our Customers all have one thing in common: they require continuous and reliable nickel plating. Our electroless plating procedure can be used on base metals like titanium and copper, which can be difficult to nickel plate using typical electrolytic plating methods. In addition, our electroless plating has been engineered to be adaptable, allowing us to plate a wide range of materials and sizes. 

Electroless Nickel Plating’s Advantages

Our customers benefit from electroless nickel plating in a variety of ways. We design our plating bath and chemistry to match the nature of your substrate — your products and materials — and offer the exact nickel-plating thickness and features you demand at Smart Microns. In addition, electroless nickel plating can be applied to both conductive and non-conductive materials, making it more versatile than regular electrolytic nickel plating.

An electroless nickel finish also has the advantage of having a more constant thickness that is not affected by part geometry or current flow issues. The uniform nickel layer existing on all exposed surfaces of your parts often eliminates the need for further surface finishing operations. In addition, electroless nickel plating can reach concealed areas, such as bearing journals, to provide total nickel coverage even on the most intricate items.

What Is Electroless Nickel Plating and How Does It Work?

Unlike electrolytic nickel plating, which uses an electrical current to remove metallic nickel from the bath solution and deposit it on the substrate’s surface, our electroless nickel process employs a combination of catalysts. The benefit is a lower temperature plating technique that decreases wear and corrosion while also working with a wider range of materials, including several non-conductive ones.

The reducing agent that causes the nickel deposition on the surface of the substrate is the key to reliable and consistent electroless nickel plating. Smart Microns maintains accurate bath chemistry to ensure the highest possible nickel-plating quality. In addition, our electroless nickel plating technique eliminates the need for expensive and complicated electrical current regulation, providing a more stable nickel-plating process.

Electroless Nickel Plating’s Benefits

For nickel plating applications, the benefits of using an electroless plating technique are apparent.

  • Customers rely on our proven electroless plating for all of their nickel plating needs. When you choose Smart Microns as your plating partner, you gain the following benefits:
  • Corrosion resistance is improved due to a more constant thickness.
  • The ability to plate uneven and intricate shapes
  • Lower operating costs as a result of better coating quality
  • For stamping and drawing, improved mould and die releasing qualities
  • For minimal waste, a uniform nickel coating composition is used.
  • Due to plating-related concerns, there was less downtime.

Because of these advantages, our electroless nickel plating industry is rapidly expanding. Customers from throughout India are interested in our cutting-edge plating techniques. We value your business, which is why we’ll take the time to research your nickel-plating needs and recommend the best solution. Because no two products are alike, we approach every project as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to demonstrate our electroless nickel plating knowledge and leadership for industrial customers.