Electrolytic Nickel Plating

Advanced Surface Technologies has both Bright and Sulfamate Electrolytic nickel plating for a diverse range of engineering and cosmetic applications. Sulfamate Nickel plating provides a Nickel deposit for corrosion protection and is a functional highly ductile, low stress deposit used in applications where there is flexing, crimping, soldering, brazing and bonding.

Electrolytic Nickel Plating Standards

Advanced Surface Technologies Electrolytic Nickel deposits conform to QQ-N-290, AMS 2403, AMS 2424 and ASTM B689.

Our nickel finishes have durable mechanical properties that allow them to sustain severe operating conditions. They are ideal for varied metal surfaces, including steel, copper & copper-based alloys. Deposits from sulfamate nickel plating baths have in general a very fine grain structure, and as a result the deposits are very smooth and ductile and have a slight sheen in appearance.

Tensile strengths range from 60,000 psi to 130,000 psi, depending upon the conditions under which a bath is operated. Correspondingly, ductility ranges from 30 percent elongation in 2 inches to a low of 6 percent elongation at a hardness of 550VHN.

See also Electroless Nickel Plating  and Electroless Nickel Plating with PTFE


Plating, Nickel General Purpose

Plating, Nickel Low-Stressed Deposit

Nickel Plating (Electrodeposited)

Classes    1. Corrosion protective plating2. Engineering plating
Thickness Grades
  1. 0.0016 inch
  2. 0.0012 inch
  3. 0.0010 inch
  4. 0.0008 inch
  5. 0.0006 inch
  6. 0.0004 inch
  7. 0.0002 inch

Electroplated Engineering Nickel Coatings

Class 5. 5 um (.0002”) Thickness
25. 25 um (.0008”) Thickness
50. 50 um (.002”) Thickness
100. 100 um (.0039”) Thickness
200. 200 um (.0078”) Thickness
X. Thickness as specified

Additional Information

Applications Electrical Components
Structural Components
Consumer Electronics
Industries Served Automotive
Household Appliances
Oil & Gas Equipment
Medical Equipment
Recreational Equipment
Tool & Die
Certifications ISO 9001:2000 Certified
Quality System Features
  • Dedicated to company-wide continuous improvement
  • In-house laboratory facilities
Environmental System Features State-of-the-art, computer-controlled waste treatment system
Professional Associations and Awards
  • Charter member of the Strategic Goals Program, a cooperative effort between the metal finishing industry and EPA
  • National Association of Metal Finishers (NAMF)
  • American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF)
  • Recipient of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Award
Service Features
  • Production scheduling and production flexibility that minimize turnaround time
  • A staff that understands the importance of quick response for our customers