In mechanical engineering, electroless nickel dispersion coatings serve to increase or reduce friction, minimize wear and protect the aesthetic value of surfaces. For example, they can be used to reduce maintenance frequency and allow infinite positioning accuracy in CNC machines, marine engineering, wind and water power generators, turbines or profile machine manufacturing. 3M™ offers various electroless nickel composite coatings that are produced under certified processes, for example to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and TS 16949.
Successfully Employed Worldwide
Custom solutions with 3M™ coatings are used throughout the world. They are characterized by:
- Homogeneous particle distribution
- Dimensional accuracy of the layer thickness
- Contour retaining coating of the substrate
- Reproducibility of the coating
- Tracing of batches
- Extremely short lead times
- Delivery reliability
Competitive advantages thanks to 3M™ Service
Electroless nickel dispersion coatings impart a greater core benefit to products, making them less interchangeable. Furthermore, tool costs can be optimized by reusing worn substrates and ensure fast preventive maintenance. We apply well-proven coatings for particular applications and also have extensive application experience through our expert central lab, equipped with state-of-the-art analytical facilities. Our customers can thus rely on short development times and an early market launch for new developments. To supplement the well-proven electroless nickel composite coatings, we are also glad to develop customized designs and solutions.