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Electroless Nickel
We Currently operate a high phosphorus electroless nickel process.
This process produces a pore free extremely even, relatively ductile and highly corrosion resistant deposit.
The thickness of the deposit can be controlled to close limits (+/- 2 microns) thus enabling tight engineering tolerances to be maintained.
Typical Components requiring the deposits would be: 

  • Valve Blocks
  • Sub Sea equipment
  • Oilfield and Chemical plant equipment
  • Metrology equipment components
We can also produce other types of electroless nickel deposits (medium and low phosphorus) to customer requirements.
Typical thicknesses we deposit are 0.005-0.075 mm thick (5 to 75 microns)
We can successfully deposit electroless nickel onto most metallic surfaces.

Chemical Black

We operate the conventional high quality hot chemical black process for steel components. We don't offer the low quality cold blacking process to customers. Chemical blacking does not alter the dimensions of process components. We have facilities for processing large and/or heavy components.

Vapour Blasting (Aquablast)

We have two cabinets for the vapour blasting process (1200mm cube)
In Cabinet A - We use 180-220 grit pink alumina.
In Cabinet B - We use glass bead.
These processes import a high degree of cleanliness to surfaces. Vapour Blasted surfaces (using glass beads) have an attrtactive peened surface that sheds dirt etc. and is useful on Stainless steel or other surfaces that would be in contact with food.

Hard Chrome

We operate a conventional hard Chrome solution.
Hard Chrome is deposited on new or worn components and is very hard and wear resistant. The deposit is plated onto undersized worn components to make up for the wear and is usually finish ground to size.
Typical Components onto which we deposit Hard Chrome onto are:
  • Piston rods from switchgear equipment
  • Mould and die surfaces
  • Worn or mis-machined components
  • Aluminium aircraft flight control components.
  • We can successfully deposit a hard chrome surface onto most metallic substances typically deposit thicknesses are in the range 0.0005-2.5 mm and providing the base material surface is good the chromium surface is pore free.

Hard Anodising

Our facilities for hard anodizing have been recently installed.
Hard anodizing is different from conventional decorative anodizing in that the dilute sulphoric acid electrolighte is refrigerated (typically 0 degrees Celsius) the current used to produce the anodically oxidized surface is higher and the anodized surface is thicker and denser.
The surface is very uniform and has excellent wear and corrosion resistant properties.
The surface colour on the anodized surface is largely dependant upon the aluminium alloys constituents.
Typical components we hard anodize are:
  • Bakery equipment
  • Metrology equipment
  • Oilfield equipment
  • Hydraulic manifold blocks
  • Typical anodizing thicknesses are 0.005 - 0.75 mm (5-7m microns) thick and the thickness can be controlled and thus engineering tolerances maintained.
    We have excellent facilities for de-embrittlement after electro or electroless plating if this is required in the customers specification.

  • Lifting Capacity

  • 2 tonnes