Electroless Nickel Plating Coatings
Series 200 Electroless Nickel Plating
For Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals
Electroless nickel coatings are an immersion-based nickel alloy technology which conforms to most complex geometries of ferrous and non-ferrous surfaces. The coating can be applied to most metal substrates like steel, stainless steel, iron, brass, bronze, copper, hastelloy, Inconel, monel, nickel alloys, and aluminum.
Traditionally, electroless nickel plating technologies provide a multitude of benefits including:
- Added hardness
- Wear and corrosion protection
- Uniformity of coating
- Nonstick surface
Our Series 200 coatings are formulated to provide superior resistance to friction, galling, abrasion, and wear. These coatings are designed to dramatically increase the surface hardness of your tooling (45Rc up to 80Rc) as well as afford a surface finish that possesses permanent lubricity, strong release properties, and exceptionally low surface energies (low friction).
Depending on your specific performance needs, chemistries can be modified to enhance those properties. These variations may also provide unique dry film lubrication and can be used at temperatures in excess of 1000° F. In addition, electroless nickel plating offers even coating in a variety of finishes for use in applications including for the energy, industrial and automotive industries.
Endura® Infused Matrix™ Coatings
- Coating Types
- Endura® 200TX
- Endura® 202/203
- Endura® 202CR
- Endura® 202HW
- Endura® 225
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- Coating Properties
Chemical & Corrosion Resistance
Series 200 coatings are resistant to a variety of chemicals, most acids, alkalis, and a multitude of solvents.
Non-Stick (Release) Properties
Fluoro-chemistries provide exceptional non-stick surface characteristics, affording sustained high release properties from a variety of materials and tactile products.
Operating Temperature Range
These coatings are designed to operate from cryogenic to 500°F continuous operating temperatures (550°F intermittent exposure). Some of our Series 200 coatings, such as our Endura® 225, are thermally stable up to 1100°F.
The majority of our Endura® 200 Series coatings are electrically insulating and depending on the coating being applied values may range from 52 up to 100 microohm-cm.
Series 200 Infused Matrix™ coatings contain organic polymer reinforcements that afford excellent non-wetting surface characteristics.
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- Physical Properties
Suitable Coating Materials
Series 200 electroless nickel coatings can be applied to many materials including; steel, stainless steel, iron, brass, bronze, copper, hastelloy, inconel, monel, nickel alloys, and aluminum.
0.0002" per surface or as thick as 0.002" per surface, holding tolerancing within 0.0001" per surface.
Surface Finish (RMS)
200 Series coatings are uniform and extremely conformal in nature.
Typical micro surface hardness varies within our 200 Series product platform. Depending on the coating selected, values may range between 40 and 85 Rc.
Wear & Abrasion Resistance
These coatings exhibit superior abrasion resistance and are comparable to that of hardened tool steel or chromium-plated steel of the same surface finish.
Our Series 200 coatings can provide extremely low coefficients of friction. Frictional values typically range between 0.08 and 0.12.
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- Critical Processing Factors
Base Metal Surface Requirements
Surface imperfections, contaminants, and existing coatings must be removed prior to applying any of our 200 Series coatings. In order to ensure proper adhesion to your base metal substrate parts also must be free of scale, slag or discoloration associated with heat treat, as well as all magnetism.
To create our Series 200 coating architectures, your parts must be fully submerged into an electro-less nickel plating bath. Prior to sending tooling in for processing it is important to have acceptable surfaces for racking defined to ensure our manufacturing and production team run your parts to specification.
Masking is available in a variety of mediums for surfaces where coating is not desired.
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Need something more? Consider Endura®'s Infused Matrix™ coatings. These coating technologies are further reinforced with a variety of fluorochemistry enhancements which provide extra performance benefits including, but not limited to: superior corrosion resistance, low-friction and non-stick properties. Created by means of a proprietary vacuum impregnation process, our Infused Matrix™ coatings are truly unique, providing all of the benefits of traditional Teflon or “Teflon-like” coating within a wear-hardened nickel matrix. These surface conversion technologies create improved release, lower friction, enhanced corrosion protection, and a harder, more wear-resistant surface than other nickel-based coatings available today.
Specific nickel plating-based coatings are RoHS and FDA compliant, USDA approved and biocompatible (ISO 10993).
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