Nickel plating is the process of electrolytic ally depositing a layer of nickel. Parts processed with a bright nickel plating layer maintain their surface appearance and brightness over time, is commonly used as a base plating layer as it provides excellent adhesion between layers and can have a leveling effect on pits or other defects in the base material, is extremely resistant o atmospheric corrosion, making tan excellent choice as a final layer, Is also a magnetic material, making it an attractive option when magnetic properties are required, can provide improved wear resistance to soft metals such as copper, resulting in longer service life, also provides a superior barrier layer between metals that can experience self diffusion into each other such as copper and tin. Process under the Standard ASTM B689-97