Nickel is a heavy non-ferrous metal that was relatively recently discovered by man, but today it is already quite actively used in everyday life. Nickel plating is becoming more and more popular every day.
What is metal nickel plating?
Nickel plating of metals not only gives them an aesthetic appearance (they become more shiny and glossy), but also protects parts from corrosion and external influences. By itself, the nickel element is more resistant and less exposed to various chemical processes. The chemical resistance of this element is explained by its tendency to passivate. This is when a very dense oxide film is formed on the surface of a substance, which protects it from external influences.
Parts coated with this substance are often used in design, as they look quite beautiful and stylish, as well as in plumbing, where they often interact with water and there is a constant risk of rust. Black nickel finishes have exceptional decorative characteristics. These coatings are created by adding zinc sulfates to nickel sulfates, which add a beautiful black tint to the metal.
The processing itself takes place as follows: a product made of a certain metal (among the acceptable ones are steel, copper, aluminum, titanium, tungsten, manganese) is covered with a layer of nickel from 1 to 45 microns. The process cannot be called simple, because it requires increased attention, knowledge, complex technologies and significant costs. If during the process of nickel plating the metal there is a deviation from the temperature norms or a violation in the loads, then the metal, on the contrary, will rust faster. Instead of a restored part, you will receive a completely damaged one. Nickel plating is most often used for machine parts (this increases their service life) and poor-quality processing can cost more than just material damage. In nature, there are 2 methods of nickel plating – chemical and electrolytic.
That is why it is very important to choose the right company that can provide you with quality services. Company “A-Synthesis” has at its disposal the best technologies in metal processing, which ensures an ideal price-quality ratio.
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