||Surface corroded & worn
||Tool polished back to remove surface damage from corrosion rendering tool 50mm undersize on diameter. Plated to 25mm thickness with ENi.
||Corrosion Problem Eliminated. Harder ENi coating improved wear
resistance and deposit thickness brought tool back to required
|Small injection moulding tools
||Parts sticking on release
||15mm deposit of ENi, then polished
||Extra lubricity of polished ENi deposit enabled parts to release easily. Problem ceased.
|Large injection moulding tool
||Severe corrosion through water channels
||Clean out water channels and plate with 10-12mm ENi
||ENi provided corrosion resistance through water channels improving down-time and maintenance of tool.
||Guide pins wearing out
||Machine guide pins to allow a 50mm deposit of ENi. Harden EN to 65 RC
||Excellent wear characteristics of ENi extended life of pins
enabling tool to remain in service up to 3 times longer than previous