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"Electroless and electroplated nickel"
I would like to ask why electroless nickel is more corrosion resistant than electroplated nickel?Max yung
- Hong Kong
Electroless Nickel uniformly plates / covers all the intricate portions of the component that is being plated. In a way it covers/closes all pores of the underneath substrate. Once the entire area is covered, the plating rate goes slow.
Since the entire area is plated/covered, it is corrosion resistant. In electroplating, there is no uniformity on the plating surface. This depends on the plating current density etc.,
Hope I answered your question.V.RAMANAND KINI
- Bangalore, INDIA
The difference in corrosion protection is that Electroless Nickel is in reality an alloy deposit, mainly phosphorus. In order for the Electroless Nickel to achieve its potential as a better corrosion protection you need at least 25 microns.
I hope this helps,Enrique Segovia
- Monterrey, Mexico
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