Electroless Nickel Plating
Prodigy Surface Tech offers electroless nickel phosphorus with low, mid or high phosphorus content and electroless nickel boron with low boron content. The electroless nickel process produces a nickel alloy that can be deposited without an external power source. The result is a uniform deposit over any area of a part evenly wetted by the plating solution. By tailoring phosphorus content and post plate heat treatment to our customer’s requirements, we can optimize solderability, brazability, corrosion resistance, lubricity, hardness or magnetic properties. Our on-site ability to monitor phosphorus content sets us apart from most suppliers.
Although there are many advantages to electroless nickel phosphorus, for some applications pure nickel is required. We can achieve the purity of electrolytic nickel with the uniformity of electroless nickel through reduction atmosphere firing of the electroless nickel boron deposit. During this process, the boron is removed from the deposit as a byproduct of the furnace atmosphere leaving a pure nickel deposit.
Uniform deposition along with its variable properties makes electroless nickel desirable for many applications from precision electronics to heavy industry.