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Electroless Plating Specifications - Electroless Nickel

AMS 2404MacDermid electroless plating specifications include aerospace coatings, automotive finishing, electronic applications (for example hard disk drives) and offshore oil drilling.

The properties of these wear resistant coatings meet key electroless plating specifications such as AMS 2404 and AMS 2505.

  • AMS 2404 covers the engineering requirements, including corrosion resistance and hardness, for deposits on various materials.
  • AMS 2505 covers deposits with a phosphorous content of less than 8%.


Our electroless plating specifications


  • AMS 2404
  • AMS 2405
  • AMS 2433 C
  • AMS 26074
  • ASTM B-733
  • Boeing BAC-5728
  • Chrysler CS9003
  • Ford WSS-M99P9999-A1
  • Ford WSD-M1P65B1 & B2
  • GMW 3059
  • ISO 4527
  • McDonnell Douglas DPS 967
  • MS 2404
  • Pratt & Whitney 1257
  • Pratt & Whitney 1584 - 15871
  • Pratt & Whitney 1589
  • Westinghouse 2404


electroless plating specifications

 electroless nickel plating thicknesses

electroless nickel plating thickness

The electroless nickel plating thicknesses depend on the specific application. Some examples of this include:

  • Aerospace coatings, such as applied to aluminum connectors would have a minimum of 12um to ensure good corrosion resistance and conductivity.
  • Electronic applications can be as low as 2um for solderability, while Hard Disk Drives are typically 15um.
  • Industrial applications where an abrasion resistant coating with good corrosion resistance is required, plating thicknesses can be up to 75um

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Technical Papers Related to Electroless Plating Specifications

TitleResource TypeOverview
Developments in Ternary Electroless Nickel Deposits - Paper Ebook logo This paper discusses ternary electroless nickel alloy, its properties which include corrosion resistance, hardness, wear resistance and ductility and also the effect of temperature on the deposit.

Electroless nickel internal stress - Paper

 Ebook logo The internal stress of electroless nickel deposits has long been known to be a very important physical property. In some cases the stress can be the most important factor to determine the suitability of a deposit for a specific application. This paper discusses the results of internal stress studies on MacDermid electroless nickel processes.