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Boron Nitride Electroless Nickel

Advanced Plating Composites for Mission-Critical Applications

For applications requiring exceptionally low friction coefficients, superior release capabilities, high abrasion resistance, and the ability to withstand high temperatures, Boron Nitride Electroless Nickel (BNEN) plating is among the most advanced coating options in the industry.

This advanced plating composite is created by suspending Boron Nitride particles in a medium-phosphorus Electroless Nickel deposit. AST’s process produces one of the highest degrees of hardness, while providing exceptional lubricity.

Boron Nitride Electroless Nickel Plating is Engineered for Performance

BNEN is a synthetic compound, precision-engineered to solve multiple problems simultaneously. The Boron Nitride particles are Second in hardness only to natural diamond, it’s ideal for coating complex, critical internal moving parts such as hub assemblies for the automobile industry, landing gear components for the defense and aerospace industries, or ball valve assemblies in the oil and gas extraction field.

Regarding thermal and chemical stability, BNEN is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 1700 degrees fahrenheit. In addition, it possesses such a low friction coefficient that it may be used in applications requiring the lubricity of PTFE, and the hardness to withstand increased wear under heavy loads. This advanced plating composite may be heat treated for improved hardness as well.

The deposit is matte in appearance; thickness ranges from .00005-.002 inches, and is exceptionally uniform, requiring no post-plate grinding.

Preserve valuable equipment through reduced wear, improve mold and die release properties, eliminate liquid lubricants, achieve significant noise and weight reduction, and more. Some of the world’s leading aerospace, automotive, extraction, and electronics companies rely on AST for high quality, on-time custom plating solutions.

Over 40 Years of Custom Plating Solutions

Advanced Surface Technologies provides the highest quality BNEN plating services available for coating Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Magnesium, Stainless Steel and Steel with no reduction in the fatigue strength of these substrates.

A Leader in Boron Nitride Electroless Nickel Plating

  • One of the largest metal plating operations in the region
  • In-house lab facilities with 8 substrate-specific process lines
  • Recipient of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Award for innovative hazardous waste recycling programs
  • On Time Every Time Delivery pledge
  • Meets virtually any requirement for BNEN plating

Call us today for high quality, price competitive, responsive turnaround surface plating services, and allow us to exceed your expectations.

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