Nickel Plating is a electrolytic process that has a reflective, high luster, decorative finish. JMD uses a Watts nickel application which provides excellent bright deposits that are wear and corrosion resistant. Nickel can be used to build up undersized or worn parts and commonly used on hand tools, appliances, hardware and plumbing supplies.
Class 1 – corrosion protective plating
Class 2 – engineering plating
Grade A – 0.0016 minimum thickness
Grade B – 0.0012 minimum thickness
Grade C – 0.0010 minimum thickness
Grade D – 0.0008 minimum thickness
Grade E – 0.0006 minimum thickness
Grade F – 0.0004 minimum thickness
Grade G – 0.0002 minimum thickness
Class 1 categories:
SB – single layer bright nickel deposits
SD – single layer dull or semi-bright deposits
M – multilayer nickel deposits
Type 1- nickel deposits plated from solutions free of brightneers hardeners or stress control additives
Type 2- nickel deposits plated from solutions containing sulfur, or other codepostited additives
Type 3- nickel deposits contianing dispersed submcron particles such as silicon carbide, tungsten carbide or aluminum carbide to increase hardness or wear resistance
Nickel is a RoHS compliant metal finish.
JMD can provide corrosion testing according to ASTM B117 per request.