The Most Precise of Finishing Tolerances


Elkem is an industry leading wire supplier of functional nickel plating services to AMS 2403, ASTM B689 and QQ-N-290. Our fifty years of metallurgical expertise in providing precision plated wire is currently present in numerous industries including the medical, electronic, aerospace and defense industries.

Elkem offers Nickel plating in a bright, ductile finish.

Nickel Plating Services – Nickel Deposit Properties

Nickel plating offers great corrosion resistance due to the formation of a protective surface oxide as well as excellent high-temperature resistance.  Nickel plating is also applied for various soldering, brazing and welding applications in which a highly pure nickel deposit is required.  Elkem does not use any brighteners (organic or metallic) to ensure the highest purity deposit available.

Nickel deposits on wire are often used in the spring and wire forming industry as a lubricious coating offering increased tool life.  Abrasive metals such as beryllium copper and stainless steel can lead to premature tool failure without a nickel coating.


Nickel Plating Services

  • QQ-N-290
  • ASTM B689
  • AMS 2403
  • Customer Provided Specifications
Underplates Provided:
  • Electrolytic Nickel
  • Copper
  • Silver
  • Pure Nickel | 99.5%
  • (99.9% available on request)
Finish Type:
  • Bright (Natural, no brighteners/additives)