New NiTEC lab cuts lead time for nickel plating
The addition of our new brand new laboratory means that we are now able to turn around plating jobs in less than 24 hours. NiTEC previously outsourced testing which could extend the lead time to up to 2 weeks, but we now have the in house facilities to measure phosphorus levels, perform micro-sections and hardness tests.
Quality Director Paul Allen said, “The lab is a fantastic step for NiTEC. Not only can we reduce offsite costs for testing, we can offer our customers a much faster service. Completed plating jobs would often have to wait to be dispatched until the required test results and paperwork had been completed by a third party laboratory. Now that we do the necessary testing in-house, our service is so much quicker. So far, our customers are very happy!”
NiTEC’s recent ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System certification outlines the new services including the testing of micro-hardness, phosphorous content, diffusion layer and plating thickness of plated products.
The new laboratory is fully equipped to perform micro-section testing, which is used to determine the levels of adhesion and thickness. We have also invested in a Mitutoyo Micro Hardness Tester which is used to verify the specific hardness of a surface. The lab also has the equipment to measure phosphorus levels of diffused nickel using colour metrics.
For more information about our new laboratory and the positive impact it will have on your metal plating order, please call 0845 224 3571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.