Electroless Plating (Ni, Cu, Au)
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How to Extend the Life of Electroless Nickel Chemistry
Q. We have been having some issues with our electroless nickel line. We want the bath to last longer, but are afraid of a decrease in quality. How can we help our EN bath last longer while improving our quality?
EN Plate-Out on Equipment
Q. We run a low-phosphorous electroless nickel bath and recently pulled quite a few pounds of nickel pellets from our tank after draining. How do we prevent this kind of plate-out?
Improving Acid Zinc Coverage and Brightness
Q. We plate our parts in a mixed acid-zinc rack bath, containing both ammonium and potassium chloride. How do we improve our zinc deposit’s clarity, brightness and thickness, especially in the low current density (LCD) areas of our parts without sac...
Plating Clinic: Non-Dyed Versus Dyed Acid Copper
Q. What is the difference between non-dyed vs. dyed acid copper technologies?
Plating Clinic: Cleaner Bath Life
Q. My cleaners are not lasting nearly as long as they should. What can I do to lengthen the life of my cleaner bath?
Plating Q&A: Reduced Brightness and Thickness
Why aren't our parts as bright as they were before plating?
Plating Q&A: Reducing Pitting in Thick EN Deposits
Is there anything we can do to reduce or eliminate pitting in thick EN deposits?
Plating Q&A: Electroless Nickel Deposit Stains
What is the cause of electroless nickel deposit stains and how can we eliminate it?
EN and Plating Out
I have a 150-gal electroless nickel bath, and I am having problems with my 316 stainless steel heaters plating out.