What is Electroless Nickel Plating?
Electroless Nickel, or "E-Nickel" is an autocatalytic plating process that results in a reflective layer of nickel phosphorus. E-Nickel is chemically deposited, therefore the coating is uniform in thickness, making post machining unnecessary when dimensions are accurate.
E-Nickel, or enp coating, provides a hard, corrosion, abrasion, and wear-resistant surface to protect machined components in many industrial environments, such as:
Oil and Gas: Valve components (balls, gates, and plugs)
Automation Equipment: Wear resistance rollers and sorting equipment
Automotive: Heat sinks, shock absorbers, gears, cylinder, and break pistons
Plastics: Molds and dies for injecting and "low and blow" molding of plastics components, extruders and machine parts rollers
AFT uses Enthone Chemical, ENfinity Plus, a High Phosphorus Nickel System. To ensure optimal plating chemistry, an Automated Chemical Feed System, Steady State, is used to keep the nickel bath running 100% concentration at all times. By using this system, each part is plated with compressive nickel deposit, producing a consistent plating rate, and shorter lead times, by reducing down-time due to chemistry issues.
What are the advantages of Electroless Nickel Plating?
AFT's Electroless Nickel Capabilities
3 Production Nickel Plating Lines:
Small Parts Production - 2 Plating Lines
AFT's Supporting Equipment
AFT's Electroless Nickel Company Approvals
Please Contact Us or call 877-844-8595 for more information on AFT's electroless nickel plating process. To compound your savings on electroless nickel plated fasteners, trust us to be your one stop shop for both fasteners and the high-quality plating processes you need.