Cobalt alloy plating and coatingbales' exclusive nihard platings feature cobalt added to its ultra pure coating chemistry. We developed this solution in 1997; it's evolving chemistry has been an excellent engineered coating for clients who are experiencing problems with high wear components. Abrasion and wear tests show that by adding cobalt to the original chemistry of electroless nickel, the nihard offers substantially better abrasion and wear resistance. This autocatalytic plating process ensures uniform application to even the most complex part.
Nihard plating services can be an economical alternative to the chrome plating process because it does not require a labor intensive anode. This coating has a 62 rc hardness rating and offers exceptional adhesion on steel, aluminum and beryllium. Lubricity and corrosion protection are additional benefits of this plating.
nihard chemical resistant coating examples
nihard (cobalt alloy plating) benefits:
ensures uniform application in complex details with nihard autocatalytic application.
extends life through its abrasion resistant characteristics.
gives wear resistant anti-galling properties for rotating and sliding components.
provides corrosion protection superior to chrome.
offers superior resilience to glass filled materials.
nihard (cobalt alloy plating) specifications
co-efficient of friction:
48 (% weight)
8. 87 g/cm3
tabor abraser wear test:
3-4 as plated;
index value weight loss mg/1,000 cycles
thermal strength k. S. I.