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What is Sulfamate Nickel Plating?

Sulfamate Nickel Plating is a versatile and relatively low cost coating that provides excellent corrosion resistance and a high tensile strength. It is used in a range of applications and because it has excellent machining properties can be used to rebuild worn and damaged components that can then be machined back to their original size.

What is the Process?

Sulfamate Nickel Plating is suitable for a wide range of metals including all Ferrous Alloys such as Mild and Stainless Steel, Cuprous Alloys such as Copper as well as Aluminium Alloys and Exotic metals. Exotic metals include materials such as Inconel, Monel and Hastealloy.

Sulfamate Nickel Plating is an electro-plating technique in which parts are placed into a vat containing an electrolytic solution and a current is run into the bath promoting the build-up of the Nickel Sulfamate onto the component. In order to obtain the best possible results, parts will first be subject to a number of pre-treatments depending on their material which are all carried out in house.

What Are the Advantages?

Nickel Sulfamate Plating produces a deposit which is 99% pure Nickel, and dense in nature. This high level of purity enhances components with an excellent level of corrosion resistance whilst being able to operate at high temperatures of up to 1400 Celsius.

Sulfamate Nickel also offer a combination of high tensile strength whilst still being one of the most machinable of coatings. These attributes are what make it popular for use in repair and reclamation of worn parts. Sulfamate Nickel is not susceptible to stress cracking or deformation.

It can be used in food applications where its excellent thermal transfer capabilities are required and it can be used as a base coat to increase the corrosion resistance of Chrome plated parts.

Specifications Offered:

ASTM B689 (Type 1) ISO 1458 QQ-N-290 AMS 2424 MIL-P-27218

What We Offer

Silchrome Plating are able to provide Nickel Sulfamate as well as associated pre and post plating processes. We also offer Nickel Plating and Electroless Nickel Plating.

All of our processes are carried in house at our production facility in Leeds and Silchrome Plating are IS0 9001 AND ISO 14001 approved. 

Find out more about our Plating Process HERE

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