Test Strips: Pure Nickel PN: 270NI


The Bent Strip Method (The Deposit Stress Analyzer System) is now approved as ASTM Standard B975.

PN: 270NI This is the most sensitive test strip (pure Nickel 0.0011 inch thick) for tensile and compressive stress, having particular application for low internal deposit stress values. It is ideal for nickel, electroless nickel & nickel alloys, chromium, tin, silver, gold, palladium and rhodium. These test strips measure a range of 200-60,000 PSI.

*These test strips are sold in lots of 25 pcs.

SKU: PN: 270NI Category:


NOTE: During plating a test strip is exposed to a uniform current density along the legs of the strip.  The plating test should be continued until the test strip legs deflect up to 20 units and with a target thickness that does not exceed approximately 100 microinches for the most accurate results.  Very low stress may show only 1-2 units.


Stress Characteristics


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*Compressive Stress– when the resist is outward *Tensile Stress when the plated surface is outward.

Test Strip Tensile Stress Compressive Stress Range, PSI Composition
1194 Yes Yes 1,500 – 145,000 Copper-Iron Alloy
2042B Yes No 500 – 100,000 Nickel-Iron Alloy
270NI Yes Yes 200 – 60,000 Pure Nickel


Plating Procedure

Plating Procedure

Best results are obtained with a test set up similar to the above photograph. Anodes should be located at least three inches away from the Test Strip and should be positioned in a parallel plane with the Test Strip. Electrical contact should be made at the top of the Test Strip where there is a void in the masking material. The Test Strip should be immersed until only about 1″ remains above the solution level.

The plating current density should be adjusted with a given electrolyte so as not to cause deposit burning at the Test Strip’s tips, yet sufficient enough to conduct a rapid test. Preferably, the current density should be maintained at the approximate value at which the bath is normally worked.

Test Strip and Anode Considerations

Metallic Deposit Test Strip Anodes*
Cadmium 1194 Cadmium
Chromium 270NI, 2042B Lead
Cobalt 1194 Cobalt
Copper 1194 Copper
Gold 270NI, 2042B Platinum Coated Titanium
Nickel 1194, 270NI Nickel
Palladium 1194NI, 2042B Platinum Coated Titanium
Platinum 270NI, 2042B Platinum
Rhodium 270NI, 2042B Platinum Coated Titanium
Silver 1194 Silver
Tin 1194 Tin
Zinc 1194 Zinc

*Two Anodes are required, similar in composition, shape and size. Anodes 2x2x1/8″ can be purchased from Kocour Company.

Note: For Electroless Nickel activation is not required for Chemically induced metallic deposition.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 8 x 2 in

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