Sulfamate Nickel Plating

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Sulfamate Nickel Plating Services

Sulfamate nickel plating is an electroplating process that uses pure nickel as its primary element. The process deposits a uniform layer with high ductility and an exceptionally homogenous and fine-grained structure. Sulfamate nickel plating excels in applications requiring a highly malleable, low-stress nickel deposit — like crimping or flexing — and in joining functions such as soldering, welding, epoxy bonding or brazing.

KC Jones Plating Company provides high-performance sulfamate nickel plating services using cutting-edge equipment with some of the industry’s most advanced chemical processes. Our team has decades of combined experience working with clients across a broad industry range to produce superior results, regardless of the complexity or size of the job.

Sulfamate Nickel Plating Specifications

Plating with sulfamate nickel results in a 99.9% pure nickel deposit that contains no organic brighteners or levelers. The high purity of the plating provides temperature resistance up to the melting point of pure nickel at 2,552 degrees Fahrenheit. The low-stress rating yields nickel deposits with elongation, ductility and machinability far superior to other nickel deposits.

Although the leveling in sulfamate nickel plating is average compared to other nickel layering processes, the metal distribution is excellent. This characteristic makes it a perfect solution for components in electric vehicles and other electronic devices. Sulfamate nickel plating also works ideally as an underlayer for other metals, including silver, gold, matte tin and bright tin. 

In addition, the process functions well as a diffusion barrier in non-ferrous metals and their alloys from a 2-micron layer thickness and a 200 hardness value, according to Vickers.

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Why Choose Sulfamate Nickel Plating for Electric Vehicles and Electronic Components?

Our sulfamate nickel plating services work well for applications requiring durable components that resist high temperatures and corrosion. Manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industries often rely on sulfamate nickel plating for many of their most critical applications. Because of its many benefits, sulfamate nickel plating from KC Jones is ideal for enhancing sustainability and performance in battery electric vehicles (BEV).

In addition, its highly conductive surface and excellent solderability make it perfect for small electrical parts, including printed circuit boards and connectors.

Some examples of the primary benefits include:

  • Corrosion protection: Sulfamate nickel’s consistent deposit structure with high purity and density levels delivers excellent corrosion resistance as a protective layer. It works well in environments regularly exposed to humid or wet climates. Diamond composites, extreme heat and other treatments can further enhance its anti-corrosion properties.
  • Wear resistance: Sulfamate nickel plating will harden a substrate’s surface and increase resistance against regular wear and tear. The finished pieces last longer and deliver higher value to the end user.
  • Temperature resistance: Sulfamate nickel plating has solid heat-shielding properties. Various industries rely on it to protect products exposed to high temperatures and extreme heat, preventing costly damage to critical parts and components.
  • High tensile strength: Sulfamate nickel coatings improve a metal’s resistance to breaking under tension. This additional strength works well for applications using products subjected to extreme stress.
  • Ductility: Sulfamate nickel maximizes a workpiece’s ability to stretch without breaking. This property is highly beneficial for applications using thin metals with a high potential for deformation if left uncoated.
  • Conductivity: With BEVs, the need for coatings like sulfamate nickel plating is growing due to its low cost and superior conductivity properties. Conductivity is critical because it determines how effectively and efficiently an electrical current travels through the material.
  • Machineability: Although sulfamate nickel coatings make a substrate denser and more durable, they still cut easier, which is perfect for machining processes. The electrolytic plating process also enhances solderability.

Benefits of Partnering With KC Jones for Your pLating Needs

At KC Jones, we do whatever it takes to satisfy our customers, from providing customized finishing processes to post-plating assembly services. The KC Jones team has years of combined experience delivering top-quality results for all our customized sulfamate nickel plating projects. Our philosophy is to communicate honestly and openly from the earliest phases of consultation to the delivery of the final product.

Aside from maintaining strict company manufacturing standards for consistency and performance, we hold various industry accreditations. Our ISO 9001:2015 certification proves our approach to industry-best practices while assuring that our products meet or exceed customer and regulatory requirements. 

Many of our processes comply with specifications and regulations associated with initiatives like the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV).

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Discover More About Sulfamate Nickel Plating With KC Jones Today

The engineering team at KC Jones leverages years of experience, innovative technology and advanced plating processes to solve your application’s toughest challenges. Our sulfamate nickel plating services are just one example of how we have become the leading plating and finishing company in Michigan and beyond.

Connect with us online today to learn more about how our cutting-edge solutions can support your company’s needs.