Electronics Industry
Item Issue Solution Benefits
Laser chassis Aluminium parts subjected to excessive wear damage through contact with steel ball runner 50 mm deposit of electroless nickel (low phosphorous) Low phos. ENi deposit provided harder surface on contact area. High thickness protected parts from substrate "cave in"
Laser cavity parts (copper) Low tolerances on parts not allowing sufficient thickness for protective coatings. Final finish requires flash gold deposit 3-5 mm deposit of ENi prior to gold plating Even-ness of coating eliminated edge build ups and provided sufficient corrosion protection on copper substrate
Aluminium radio frequency components Final finish to be silver plated. Adhesion of coatings before silver plating unsatisfactory 5mm deposit of ENi prior to silver plating Superior bonding characteristics of ENi to aluminium provided the necessary adhesion required

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