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.

One-Plate® 1001


The One-Plate® 1001 system is a breakthrough innovation in electroless nickel (EN) plating: a single solution that works for both make up and replenishment of an EN bath. It is an economical, fully bright, electroless nickel process designed to deposit a uniform, nickel-phosphorous alloy onto a great variety of metals, alloys, and non-conductors.

One-Plate® 1001 is the only component of the system, used for both bath make-up and replenishment.
Some advantages of the One-Plate® 1001 system are: unprecedented ease of use, RoHS compliant, fully bright deposit, self-regulating pH, excellent stability, long bath life, and consistent brightness and plating rate. The One-Plate® 1001 process meets or exceeds MIL-C-26074D and AMS 2404C.

Typical Deposit Properties:
Phosphorous Content 6-9% by wt.
  •  as plated
550 VHN100
  •  heat treated @ 400°C for 1 hr.
900 VHN100
Salt Spray (ASTM-B-117) 100-120 hrs.
Stress slightly tensile
Magnetic Properties slightly magnetic
Deposition rate 0.7 - 0.9 mil per hour
Preferred Operating Conditions:
  Range Optimum
Solution Temperature 88°- 92°C (185°-198°F) 90°C(190°F)
Solution pH 4.8 - 5.2 5.0
Bath Loading 0.3 - 1.0 ft2/gal 0.6 ft2/gal
Nickel Metal Concentration 4.2 – 5.5 gm/L 5.0 gm/L
H2PO2 Concentration 22.0 – 27.5 gm/L 25.0 gm/L
Agitation Mechanical or Filtered Air  
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