How Hard Chrome Is Applied
Like many plating processes, our hard chrome plating occurs in an electrochemical bath. A layer of chromium metal is applied to all surfaces exposed in the bath, allowing for plating of complex and irregular shapes including bores, holes and recesses. Our advanced chrome plating baths have been designed to give us maximum control over the plating parameters, meaning we can create the perfect thickness and hardness of coating for your application.
Once the coating is applied, you get an extremely hard surface that is more than decorative. Unlike traditional chrome plating that is extremely thin and only present for appearance reasons, our hard chrome plating significantly increases the surface hardness of your substrate metal without significantly modifying its properties. Our layer of chrome can also help reduce friction, keeping temperatures lower during equipment operation and helping extend the life of your parts and components.
You get impressive wear characteristics and corrosion resistance as well as a smooth surface that can be polished for an even smoother finish. Our hard chrome finish is popular for hydraulic cylinders, both new and remanufactured. Here at Hard Chrome Specialists, we give you greater value and help you lower operating costs while reducing downtime.
These advantages add up to big savings over time and help your plated equipment and components last longer.
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If you’re interested in our hard chrome plating for hydraulic cylinders, pump shafts or other components where a hard, abrasion-resistant surface is required, contact us today. We can tell you more about our advanced hard chrome plating capabilities for customers all across PA. Hard Chrome has been taking care of your surface finishing needs since 1988 and look forward to finding the perfect hard chrome plating solution for your application.