Cleaning after electroless nickel plating

Cleaning after electroless nickel plating

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Caption: Electroless nickel plating factory. Worker drying nickel plated products with compressed air after cleaning in hot water at a factory specialising in electroless nickel plating. This process relies on the presence of a reducing agent, such as hydrated sodium hypophosphite, which reacts with the metal ions to deposit metal, instead of the electric current used in traditional electroplating. Photographed at NiTEC, UK.

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