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Electroless Nickel Plating

The Kanigen process is a method for depositing a uniform, hard, corrosion-and-abrasion-resistant nickel alloy, coating on iron, copper, aluminum, titanium and their alloys, without the use of electricity.

Kanigen nickel alloy coatings are free of voids. The conformity to the substrate is so excellent that there is no observable void between the coating and the basis material.

Hardness –Wear Resistance
The exceptional hardness of Kanigen nickel alloy as-plated, and its heat treatment characteristics, makes it particularly valuable when wear is a problem. Coupled with its uniformity of thickness, hard Kanigen nickel alloy coatings are excellent for wear surfaces of such items as:

  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Pumps
  • Rotating Shafts
  • Sheaves
  • Slides
  • Valve Inserts
  • Pistons
  • Rings

Because of its remarkable uniformity, Kanigen nickel alloy coating may be used to build-up uniformly worn or mis-machined parts. For instance, a compressor shaft machined 0.0002 in. undersize on the diameter may be coated to a thickness of 0.0001 in., bringing the diameter back to the nominal value. Usually, no machining or grinding after coating is required. Similar procedures have been used on pump impellers and housings.