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Nikasil plating of shafts


I am interested in the NiKaSil plating of aluminum shafts, but I am having trouble locating any information or supplier that can do that. Can anyone tell me if this is done on a production scale and whether OD honing after coating is feasible? To make it more difficult, the 55.0 mm shafts have 2 spokes (spaced 180 deg) so shafts must be plated (and honed) between spokes only. Is this feasible?

Andrew Deck
- Rochester, Michigan


The finish you are looking for, I believe, is Nikasil, which is a nickel plating process that co-deposits particulates of silicon carbide at the same time from the same bath. It is regularly applied to engine components and can certainly be honed to size post-plate. Good luck!

milt stevenson jr.
Milt Stevenson, Jr.
Anoplate Corporation
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Syracuse, New York

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