We specialise in nickel plating services in Perth, offering a range of solutions including nickel plating on steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, zinc die-cast and cast iron.
“Nickel plating” or “nickel electroplating” involves the process of layering nickel onto a metal object. This can be done for a variety of reasons such as to provide corrosion resistance, increase wear resistance, improve the appearance of an object and increase the surface of an object by building up worn down parts.
The appearance of nickel can vary from dull to very bright, depending on the brighteners which are added to the bath. We do nickel plating to QQ-N-290 or equivalent and a thickness range from 0.0002″- 0.0016″. We offer three kinds of nickel:
Bright Nickel Plating
Bright nickel has an attractive, shiny, mirror-like finish. It is most commonly used in industrial, engineering, decorative purposes. As nickel has a high wearability, it will maintain its brilliance and shine, even under adverse conditions. It provides a highly aesthetic appearance with levelling properties to hide any polishing lines, scratches or imperfections. It also has good corrosion resistance and is harder than other types of nickel. Bright nickel is often used in automotive applications such as for car trims, bumpers, exhaust pipes, motorcycles and lighting fixtures and plumbing.
Sulfamate Nickel Plating
Sulfamate nickel is a pure plating with no brighteners, resulting in a duller, matte, grey appearance. It is commonly used as a pre-plate on electrical contacts before the precious metal layer is applied. It is also used to build-up a coating for worn down parts that need resurfacing and as a base layer to improve corrosion resistance. Some applications include machine parts, springs, and as an undercoat for tin plating, silver plating, gold plating and chrome plating.
Watts nickel is slightly brighter than sulfamite nickel due to the addition of grain refiners in the plating process. This semi-bright nickel coating is used in applications when a high lustre and shine is not required. It is also used as a flash to prevent base metal migration.
If you have any questions regarding the nickel plating process, be sure to give us a call!
We can give you advice on what type of nickel plating is best for the required job as well as a quote on nickel plating prices.
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