Types of Hard Chrome

We offer several precision processes in a number of buildup levels and surface finishes.

Hard Chrome Plating Finishes

We are dedicated to providing premium service in precision hard chrome. We offer a variety of types of chrome plating finishes as well as specialized plating services to meet your specific needs. Chrome plating finishes can be applied to all types of stainless steel alloys, most ferrous metals, and some nonferrous metals including copper and brass. Hard chrome finishes are used in industries like automotive, nuclear, and aerospace. Contact us to learn more about specific chrome plating finishes.


Polished Chrome Finish

Polished Chrome Finish

  • Plated with conforming anode for uniform thickness (for example, .0003” to .0005”)
  • Polished chrome finish provides quick release for mold plating
  • Retains hydraulic seal life
  • .0001” to .0020” thickness as specified
  • Complete before-and-after plating polishing is available

Smoked Chrome Finish

Smoked Chrome Finish

  • Perfect for tool and die applications where tight tolerances are desirable
  • Smoke chrome finish provides anticorrosive and anti-stick properties
  • Minimal buildup .00002/.00005" maintains part size
  • Specifications (laminated inserts)

Satin Hard Chrome Finish

Satin Hard Chrome Finish

  • Recommended for many high-wear applications
  • Satin hard chrome finish retains dimensional control up to .0003” thick
  • Offers reduced friction and excellent durability
  • Ideal for applications such as rollers, dies or slides where a nonreflective surface is desirable

Precision Flash Chrome Finish

Precision Flash Chrome Finish

  • A selection of deposition levels for exact application requirements
  • The spectrum of flash chrome buildup grades offers not only corrosion protection and quick release but increasingly durable wear surface
  • Thickness ranging from .00005” to .0001”

Hard Chrome Buildup

Hard Chrome Buildup

  • Offers deposits for certain applications that require additional buildup, including shaft and roll work.
  • Ideal for shim repair
  • We offer skilled masking and tolerances as high as .060” in thickness
  • Baking for hydrogen embrittlement relief (4-ft. wide by 6-ft. high by 6.5-ft. deep oven)

Special Applications for Hard Chrome Impregnation

Marvalloy

Marvalloy is a matte chrome finish that is a proprietary process of Erie Hard Chrome providing exceptional durability and reduced friction with little or no size change. It increases wear resistance in sliding surfaces, yielding long life and reducing maintenance.

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Micro Tuff™

Developed for chrome plating, Micro Tuff is now used to seal virtually any metallic surface such as tool steel, low-alloy steel, stainless steel, thermal spray, aluminum, copper, hard chrome, nickel, electroless nickel and many others.

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