Nickel Plating

We offer Nickel Plating processes to meet a wide variety of applications.  Nickel can be used as a final plate for corrosion protection or as an undercoat for other processes, such as Gold and Silver.  Nickel ranges in brightness from matte (dull) to bright, depending on the process used.


Typical Processes Include:

Sulfamate Nickel:


  • Semi-Bright Finish
  • Excellent Ductility
  • Low Stress Deposit
  • Meets requirements of QQ-N-290, AMS-QQ-N-290 and AMS 2404


Precious Metals Nickel plating - Santa Ana, CA


Bright Nickel:


  • Bright Finish
  • Good Wear Resistance
  • Meets requirements of QQ-N-290 and AMS-QQ-N-290


Specifications:


  • QQ-N-290 (AMS-QQ-N-290)
  • Class 1 - Corrosion protection
  • Class 2 - Engineering plating
  • Grade A - 0.0016 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade B - 0.0012 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade C - 0.0010 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade D - 0.0008 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade E - 0.0006 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade F - 0.0004 inch minimum thickness
  • Grade G - 0.0002 inch minimum thickness





ASTM B689


  • Type 1 - No additives
  • Type 2 - Additives allowed
  • Type 3 - SIC, WC or AlO added
  • Class 5 - 0.0002 inch minimum
  • Class 25 - 0.0010 inch minimum
  • Class 50 - 0.0020 inch minimum
  • Class 100 - 0.0040 inch minimum
  • Class 200 - 0.0080 inch minimum
  • Class X - X is specified (X is thickness of Nickel measured in Microns)


AMS 2403


  • General Purpose Nickel


AMS 2423


  • Hard Deposit Nickel


AMS 2424


  • Low Stress Deposit (Sulfamate Nickel)