Nickel plating (Ni) is used for decoration and corrosion protection of steel, copper, aluminium and magnesium, for smoothing out surfaces, for black coatings, and for renewing worn machines components.
Mostly applied prior to chromium plating. Extremely tight tolerances for individual needs
Nickel electroplating is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of nickel onto a metal object. The nickel layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, wear resistance, or used to build up worn or undersized parts for salvage purposes
Nickel electroplating is a process of depositing nickel on a metal part. Parts to be plated must be clean and free of dirt, corrosion, and defects before plating can begin. To clean and protect the part during the plating process a combination of heat treating, cleaning, masking, pickling, and etching may be used. Once the piece has been prepared it is immersed into an electrolyte solution and is used as the cathode. The nickel anode is dissolved into the electrolyte in form of nickel ions. The ions travel through the solution and deposit on the cathode
Nickel electroplating is a process of nickel deposition over a part immersed into an electrolyte solution and used as a cathode, when the nickel anode is being dissolved into the electrolyte in form of the nickel ions traveling through the solution and depositing on the cathode surface.
The nickel plating process is used extensively for decorative, engineering and electroforming purposes because the appearance and other properties of electrodeposited nickel can be varied over wide ranges by controlling the composition and the operating parameters of the plating solution.
Decorative applications account for about 80% of the nickel consumed in plating; 20% is consumed for engineering and electroforming purposes. Autocatalytic (electroless) nickel plating processes are commercially important, but are outside the scope of this article. The annual worldwide consumption of nickel for electroplating, including nickel consumed as plating salts, is approximately 180 million pounds (81,700 metric ton s), and accounts for 11 to 12 percent of world nickel consumption.
Nickel is also used for engineering purposes. Its deposit offers more wearability than softer metals such as copper, brass and zinc and can be used when wear resistance is needed, such as on molds. And since nickel can be made to plate with little or no stress it is used for electroforming.
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