Influence of mechanical deflector assisted electroless nickel deposits for wear resistance
Effect of Mechanical Deflector and Dry wear analysis on Electroless Nickel Deposits
This investigation reports the effect of mechanical deflector during coating on the mechanical properties of the Electroless Ni-P deposits. Micro hardness of the electroless Ni-P deposits was measured using shimadzu micro hardness measuring unit employing a diamond indenter and pin-on-disc wear tester was used to measure the wear resistance of the deposits. The characteristics of deposits produced in presence of mechanical deflector are found to be superior from those produced using conventional deposition techniques. Enhancement in properties are correlated with modified crystallinity and the conversion of Ni-P in to possible phosphides in the presence of mechanical deflector.