Nickel electroplating is a process of depositing nickel on a metal part. Nickel provides a strong, durable and malleable coating, with excellent corrosion resistance but does not provide Galvanic protection for most applications.
Nickel plating efficiency is very high, which means the “Throwing Power” is low. Deep recesses are hard to cover. For parts with deep recesses or surface variations, please look at Electroless Nickel Plating.
Nickel deposit are very hard ranging from 300 HV to 700 HV depending on the plating bath type and process conditions.