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"NiP Plating on Silicon Carbide Composites (Al-SiC and Si-SiC)"
Any ideas and/or recommendations as to how to go about electroless plating with Nickel-Phosphorous on SiC composites, particularly Al-SiC and Si-SiC? Any generic or proprietary blend chemistries out there for surface preparation/treatment/strike for some already-developed process that would result to a successful electroless deposition of Ni-Phos?
Please advise...... I know that the process I am looking for has been done before.....
plating shop - Santa Clara, California, USA
I think you'll find that zincating this material is required. You might pick a supplier for your EN and ask them to offer you a compatible zincate. Generally the suppliers will run some samples for you to help you make sure the process works before building the plating line.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
January 7, 2009
We do this with a zinc electroless processLeslie Derrig
- Hempstead, New York