Electroless nickel plating is an AutoCAD type of plating that automatically begins when the parts are submerged in solution.
Electroless nickel creates a dense, even alloy coating of nickel and phosphorus over the surface of the part. The amount of phosphorus typically ranges from 4 to 13%.
Electroless nickel deposits work best when corrosion resistance, wear resistance, hardness, and lubricity are necessary. When uniformity of deposit or tight dimensional control are required, electroless nickel deposits are the process of choice.
Electroless nickel can be configured with low, medium, and high phosphorus content to fit client applications, and can be plated directly onto most base materials.