Pure and ductile nickel layers with a metallic bond to the base material (substrate) are formed with a galvanic nickel sulfamate electrolyte. Those layers can achieve a thickness of 10 to 200 µm and more. Besides a hardness of approx. 150 to 250 HV, the nickel layer has a very good chemical and corrosion resistance. The application in the area of tool and mold making is no problem due to the good thermal and electrical conductivity. It also has a good thermal resistance and thermal shock resistance. The layer is also very well weldable and solderable. This technical special nickel layer can also be used as a primer for combination coatings. In Eindhoven we also have the possibility to coat prototypes or individual parts.