Electroless nickel plating

Nickel plating is commonly used to provide corrosion protection and abrasion resistance to steel components. At Buckley Systems we use a catalytic electroless plating process. Electroless nickel plating has advantages over traditional electroplating for precision electromagnets, including increased hardness, better corrosion resistance and a more even surface deposition. To obtain the best results, we have installed our own plating baths with rigorous preparation and monitoring procedures to ensure full adhesion and specified plating thickness are obtained. For our electromagnet components we use a high phosphorous nickel plate (P>10%) which is non-magnetic and offers superior corrosion resistance over lower phosphorous content coatings.

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