Nickel and Stress
Q: I need some basic information on stress in nickel deposits. Can you recommend some sources? H. C.
A: This is a question that comes up quite often. Yes, there are some good sources of information. Number one on my list is a book: Electrodeposition – The Material Science of Coatings and Substrates by Jack W. Dini. The book is available on www.amazon.com. In my opinion, this book should be in every electroplater’s library. You can also find information by searching www.pfonline.com. A Google search also comes up with a number of good papers.
An overview of precious metal electroplating processes.
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
Applications, plating solutions, brighteners, good operating practices and troubleshooting.