Electroless Nickel Plating Improves Performance in Sliding Applications

Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon of Finland teams up with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany to develop a NanoDiamond enhanced electroless nickel plating with improved performance in sliding applications.

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Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon of Finland teams up with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating of Germany to develop a NanoDiamond enhanced electroless nickel plating with improved performance in sliding applications.

According to the company, electroless nickel coatings are limited in that they don’t perform well in tribological applications involving moving metal parts, where adhesive wear and galling tend to lead to rapid wear or failure.

Incorporating the product into the coating aims to solve this problem. Spherical diamond nanoparticles are specially treated to disperse in coating liquids and carry a positive electrical charge on the surfaces. In the plating process, the diamond particles behave similarly to positively charged metal ions, and together with the coating material, they co-deposit onto the component.

Metal-diamond composite surface treatments have been optimized to better combat adhesive wear, which occurs mainly when the plated parts are in sliding contact with other metal parts.

Available through Carbodeon, the company can implement the nanomaterial for the complete plating process in existing customer plating facilities. Alternatively, job plating or turnkey solutions can be carried out by CCT Plating in Stuttgart, Germany.

For more information, visit carbodeon.com.

 

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