Nov 21

Electroless Nickel Plating ‘The Spaceman’ : Part 1

Here at Nitec, we are specialists in electroless nickel plating, we and have lots of experience in metal plating outdoor sculptures.

The size of our nickel plating tanks are unrivaled in the UK and we can plate objects, sculptures and components that other UK nickel plating companies simply wouldn’t be able to.

David Mach is a recent artist that has taken advantage of our nickel plating services. Working primarily in metal, David Mach has produced a number of metal sculptures, and chose the process of nickel plating for his ‘Spaceman’.

‘The Spaceman’ had been made out of wire coat hangers, so the surface was very irregular. Also, the process of welding the hangers together had removed some of the existing zinc coating on them. The process of electroless nickel plating effectively covered the whole of the sculpture, despite the unusual surface texture.

Electroless nickel plating is an affordable solution for sculptures of this size, produces high quality results, and is extremely corrosion and wear resistant.

To find out more about electroless nickel plating, please visit the NiTEC website.