Creator of Composite Diamond Coating®

Surface Technology, Inc. is the creator and technical leader of CDC - Composite Diamond Coating®, an exceptionally engineered coating of electroless nickel with fine diamond. The synergy of these materials makes CDC an exceptionally hard and wear resistant coating. CDC conforms to even the most complex geometries and is an excellent replacement for chrome plating. STI makes CDC available via coating services from its production facility as well as chemical products sold directly, through a network of distributors, and by agreement with licensees worldwide.

Electroless Nickel Plating Shop Services

STI’s team of plating professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality electroless nickel plating services. With more than a century of combined plating experience, STI’s team is able to meet the specific requirements of even the most critical applications. All are highly trained, and many have achieved recognition awards by our industry institutions.


From aerospace to medical, oil and gas to renewable energy, food processing to robotics, and a countless array of manufacturing sectors our services include:

  • Low, medium, high phosphorus electroless nickel
  • Electroless nickel – boron alloys
  • Composite electroless nickel with diamond, PTFE, silicon carbide, boron nitride and more for exceptional hardness, wear resistance, high friction, low friction, release and other important properties
  • Plating on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloys, titanium, and nonconductors including ceramics and plastics
  • Large volume production runs
  • One-of-a-kind prototype processing
  • Custom masking services

Naturally, STI uses the most advanced One-Plate® electroless nickel products, made in-house, for our plating services.

You can feel good knowing that your critical parts are being processed in our environmentally advanced solar powered, zero- discharge, award-winning facility. Please click here for more information on STI’s state-of-the-art facility. And for any parts that we cannot coat, STI has the unique ability to refer any plating jobs to our worldwide network of plating shop using One-Plate® products and composite electroless nickel solutions whenever needed for parts size, geographic location or any other reason to best meet your needs.


Please click here for more information on STI’s state-of-the-art facility.

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in the Metal Finishing Industry