Electroless Nickel Plating

ATF provides electroless nickel plating to various companies in aerospace, medical, military & defense and the transportation industries.

electroless nickel plating

Electroless nickel plating, or ENP, is an auto-catalytic (self-sustaining) chemical process used to deposit a coating of nickel on a solid surface for increased wear, lubricity, and corrosion protection without the use of electrical current. The plating process relies on the presence of a reducing agent which reacts with the metal ions to deposit metal. Metal plating has a variety of applications in aerospace, medical, military & defense and the transportation industry.

  • Wide range of plating thicknesses from 0.00001 to 0.0020 inches
  • Precision thickness
  • Uniform plating – no dogboning as is typical in electroplating
  • Low, mid and high phosphorus content for different corrosion resistance, hardness and appearance characteristics
  • Baking after plating can yield hardness as high as RC70
  • MIL-C-26074
  • ASTM B733
  • AMS 2404
  • Pretreatment blasting
  • Hydrogen embrittlement relief baking
  • Nondestructive testing and salt spray testing
  • Selective masking available
  • Normal turn time is three to five working days (without masking)
  • Masking may increase turn time
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee

Let us know if you have questions about electroless nickel or nickel electroplating. If this is unclear, feel free to ask us for further details.