The process of EN plating involves the application of nickel phosphorus coating which can be used to improve the resistance to corrosion or wear and tear and even improve the surface hardness. During the process, there is no use of electric current into the plating bath and instead, the plating is carried out through a chemical reaction. One of the major advantages of EN plating in the chemical manufacturing is that it provides a uniform coating on the substrate surface and also allows great flexibility when it comes to controlling the thickness of the coating. However, this entire process is quite complex and requires a lot of precision for proper execution.
Electroplating and PVD both processes are used by industries for coating the parts. PVD is a technology that provides high-quality finishes without damaging the environment. PVD is more environment friendly than electroplating but industries still use electroplating most of the times just because they have been using it since many years. Read differences between electroplating and PVD in this blog :
Most of the times, engineers select a type of surface treatment with very little idea about how that coating is obtained. Some knowledge of electroplating process can help to achieve better results. There are some key factors mentioned below to be considered by engineers for designing for electroplating :