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Electroless Nickel is a ideal choice when there is concern about corrosion. Compared to hard chrome it has a medium hardness characteristic. It provides 100% coverage and an even coating.

Electroless Nickel produces a uniform deposit on the most complex shapes such as inside square corners and/or deep narrow ribs or small complex designs. It is used to achieve any of the following separately or in combination with one another; high corrosion protection, lubrication, wear resistance, precision detail and uniformity of thickness.

Electroless Nickel with Teflon

Electroless Nickel with Teflon is ideal for plastic mold applications that require the highest degree of release and/or produce corrosive gassing, but have less than 20% glass filler. By suspending the Teflon particles in the nickel solution, the mold release agent runs through the structure so its benefits remain until the coating is worn away. The product is designed to provide a high quality composite coating. This deposit is hard, ductile and has excellent friction characteristics. The Teflon particles have a nominal diameter of 0.4 micron and are uniformly distributed throughout the nickel phosphorus matrix. Unlike impregnated or topical coatings, as this composite coating is worn, a constant supply of new Teflon particles is exposed, maintaining a low coefficient of friction and excellent release characteristics. The Electroless Nickel/Teflon composite coating may be heat treated to either harden the electroless nickel and further improve its wear resistance, or to sinter the Teflon and produce a glazed, anti-stick surface.

Electroless Nickel with Silicone Carbide

Electroless Nickel with Silicon Carbide is an innovative solution for carbide integration using Silicon Carbide particles. When this is added to an EN mix, wear resistance is increased and uniform deposition is achieved.

APPLICATION BENEFITS OF ELECTROLESS NICKEL

Electroless Nickel

Excellent choice for coating small or deep areas for all types of metals

Corrosion resistant – Achieves the highest degree of corrosion resistance for mold bases and other mold components.

Electroless Nickel
with Teflon

Coefficient of friction is less than chrome.

Improves release time for plastics, allowing for superior coating of deep pockets.

Lower cost investment up-front than plating.

More resistant to gas corrosion caused by the combustion of plastics.

Electroless Nickel
with Silicone Carbide

Reduces wear and abrasion

Changes particle size and geometry

Creates physical properties of carbide, on all conforming surfaces

ELECTROLESS NICKEL SPECIFICATIONS:

wdt_IDAttributesValue
4 Rockwell Hardness 48-50 Rc, Value can be Increased to 60-65 Rc with heat treating
5 Maximum Operating Temperature 1,300 Degrees Fahrenheit
6 Melting Point 1,620 Degrees Fahrenheit
7 Density 7.7 Grams per Cubic Centimeter



Substrates that can be plated include: Aluminum, Brass, Copper alloys, leaded/non-leaded steel, stainless, tool steel.

ELECTROLESS NICKEL WITH TEFLON SPECIFICATIONS:

wdt_IDAttributesValues
1 Rockwell Hardness 48-50 Rc, Value can be Increased to 60-65 Rc with heat treating
2 Maximum Operating Temperature 700 Degrees Fahrenheit
3 Melting Point 1,300 Degrees Fahrenheit
4 Density 6.8 - 7.0 Grams per Cubic Centimeter



Coating Thickness = .00008 – .0004 thickness
**More can be applied with adding a thicker base coating of Electroless Nickel then adding the Teflon, Max .003 thickness.

ELECTROLESS NICKEL WITH SILICONE CARBIDE SPECIFICATIONS:

wdt_IDAttributesValues
1 Rockwell Hardness 49-53 Rc; 65-70 Rc Hardness After Baking
2 Maximum Operating Temperature 700 Degrees Fahrenheit
3 Melting Point 1,620 Degrees Fahrenheit
4 Density 6.8 - 7.0 Grams per Cubic Centimeter


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