5/5/2016

Nickel Coating Protects Steel and Aluminum

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Diamond E.N. from Bales Metal Surface Solutions is an electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles that offers a balance of corrosion and wear resistance, plus lubricity.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

Diamond E.N. from Bales Metal Surface Solutions is an electroless nickel coating with nano-sized diamond particles that offers a balance of corrosion and wear resistance, plus lubricity. It is suitable for steel and aluminum tools, unlike standard hard chrome, which is difficult to plate onto aluminum, the company says.

While standard electroless nickel offers a Taber wear index number in the 5-18 range, this coating boasts better wear protection in the 4-6 range. It starts with a Rockwell hardness of 57 HRC and reaches 70 HRC after heat treating, with a coefficient of friction of 0.10 or less. And because it is an electroless nickel coating, it delivers complete and even coverage, getting down into deep ribs with no buildup on the edges, the company says.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Cutting-Edge Conformal Cooling

    Recently, I reconnected with an industry colleague who will bring some international expertise to the states this May to discuss one of the hot topics in moldmaking today: conformal cooling. And, this will be followed up at Amerimold in June.

  • Moldmakers on the Move

    The recent Amerimold show featured more mold manufacturing exhibitors than ever before. Here's a look at what a few of them have been up to.

  • Mold Maker, Designer Recognized at Amerimold

    SPE presented its moldmaker and mold designer of the year awards to Harry Raimondi of Bales Metal Surface Solutions (Downer’s Grove, Illinois) and Chris Hanes of Micro Mold Company Inc. and Plastikos Inc. (Erie, Pennsylvania).

Resources