The high hardness leads to improved wear and abrasion resistance of components. Good examples of this include automotive cylinder liners, gears and valves for hydraulic fluids.
EXCELLENT DEPOSIT UNIFORMITY
Ensures the coating is completley uniform, across even the most complex shape. This eliminates the need for expensive post-plate grinding as well as respecting the dimensional tolerance of even the finest of components.
EXCELLENT CORROSION PROTECTION & RESISTANCE
Corrosion resistant electroless nickel deposits ensure that parts remain functional throughout their life. Deepsea valves used in offshore oil installations use this coating, meaning that no expensive servicing has to be carried out.
RANGE OF BRIGHTNESS
Although primarily a functional deposit, often an engineer combines these properties with the good aesthetic appeal from a high brightness electroless nickel coating. Alternatively they may choose a semi-bright deposit to avoid reflectivity. Electrical connectors for military coatings with a semi-bright or black finish provides a good example.
HIGH DEPOSITION RATES
Industry demands not only high performance, but at an economical cost. Electroless nickel provides this by achieving deposition rates of over 20µm per hour.