HARD CHROME PLATING
In the HARD CHROME plating process, chromium is deposited onto various substrate materials from a chromic acid solution. At Cadorath, we use various types of hard chrome, including micro-cracked utilizing a chromic acid flake and sulfuric acid. Chromium, a chemical element, is the main additive in stainless steel, to which it adds well-known anti-corrosive properties.
ADVANTAGES OF HARD CHROME PLATING
- Superior wear and corrosion resistance.
- Low friction and anti-seize.
- Applications ranging in thickness from 2 to 250 micrometers.
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
Hard chrome plating can be traced back to the origins of electroplating in the early 19th century.
The desire for chromium plating hasn’t diminished over the years, even though for example, automobiles are no longer swathed in it. When chrome of this type is used purely for aesthetics, it’s known as decorative chrome plating. Hard chrome plating is often applied to tools and components that need to withstand a lot of wear, such as hydraulic cylinders and other exposed parts.
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