Electroless Nickel


Electroless Nickel Plating is the deposition of a nickel-phosphorous alloy onto a metal substrate without the use of an electrical current. The electroless nickel plating process utilizes an autocatalytic chemical reaction to deposit a reliable, repeatable coating of uniform thickness. This uniformity of deposit eliminates the need for post-plate grinding. Electroless nickel demonstrates excellent corrosion protection, solderability, and lubricity. Electroless nickel effectively coats parts with sharp edges, deep recesses, seams, threads, and complex geometries.


  • Automotive components
  • Aerospace Components
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Molds and Dies
  • Food service equipment
  • Gas and oil components
  • Printing industry equipment
  • Salvage
  • Packaging and handling machinery

Electroless Nickel finishing options available:

  • Medium Phosphorous – Best for appearance.
  • High Phosphorous - Superior corrosion protection, most resistant to acidic environments.
  • High Build, exceeding .0007
  • Nickel Teflon – Increased lubricity and low reflectivity. Can reduce or eliminate the need for liquid lubricants.
  • Boron

Common Specifications:

  • MIL-C-26074
  • MIL-F-14072
  • AMS 2404
  • AMS 2405
  • MIL-STD-171
  • ASTM B733
  • ISO 4527
  • ASTM B656

Common Substrates:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Zinc Die Cast
  • Hardened Alloys

Electroless Nickel