The technology of electroplating of nickel has been extensively developed, particularly through the last five decades, to make possible the efficient production of a broad range of industrial coatings for both decorative and functional applications. Electroplated nickel is commercially important with upwards of 80,000 metric tons deposited annually worldwide. This widespread use reflects the useful properties of nickel as a coating and its versatility. A feature of electroplating is that, by modifying the composition of the electrolyte and the operating conditions, the properties and appearance of nickel can be customized to meet specific needs.The technology of electroplating of nickel has been extensively developed, particularly through the last five decades, to make possible the efficient production of a broad range of industrial coatings for both decorative and functional applications. Electroplated nickel is commercially important with upwards of 80,000 metric tons deposited annually worldwide. This widespread use reflects the useful properties of nickel as a coating and its versatility. A feature of electroplating is that, by modifying the composition of the electrolyte and the operating conditions, the properties and appearance of nickel can be customized to meet specific needs.