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Palladium-nickel alloy plating

Palladium-nickel alloy plating is characterized by the improvement of hardness and wear resistance, which are shortcomings of palladium.
Type of plating Features (characteristic value)
Palladium-nickel alloy plating - Alloy composition of palladium-nickel alloy plating film
Palladium 80 – 85%, nickel 15 – 20%

- Hardness
Palladium plating Hv200 – 250
Palladium-nickel alloy plating Hv330 – 380

- Electrical resistance
Palladium plating 8.6mΩ
Palladium-nickel alloy plating 10mΩ

- Replacement for expensive gold or rhodium plating
Primary plating application to save on gold in gold plating (in super-thin films)
Adoption examples
Palladium-nickel alloy plating
Palladium-nickel alloy plating
(primary gold plating)