Chrome Plating


  • AS9100/ISO9001

  • API Q1 – American Petroleum Inc


  • US/European Prime Contractors& Tier Suppliers( Accepting Nadcap Approval/  Industry Specs)

  • FAA Repair Stations

  • Marvin Engineering Co.

  • Solar Turbines

  • SpaceX

  • Baker Hughes

  • National Oil Well/VARCO

  1. Electrolyte Bath: The workpiece is immersed in an electrolyte bath containing a solution of chromic acid or chromium sulfate. This bath acts as the source of chromium ions required for plating.

  2. Electroplating: A direct current is applied to the workpiece, causing the chromium ions in the electrolyte solution to migrate to the surface of the substrate. This process results in the deposition of a thin layer of chromium on the workpiece. The thickness of this layer can be controlled to meet specific requirements.

  3. Control of Plating Parameters: Precise control of variables such as bath temperature, current density, and plating time is crucial to achieving the desired plating thickness, hardness, and finish.

  4. Final Polishing: After chrome plating, the workpiece may undergo additional polishing or buffing to achieve a mirror-like, high-gloss finish.

The advantages of chrome plating are numerous and include:

  • Corrosion Resistance: Chrome-plated surfaces are highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation, making them ideal for components exposed to harsh environments.

  • Durability: The hard chrome layer significantly increases the wear resistance and lifespan of components, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Chrome plating provides a visually appealing, shiny finish that enhances the appearance of various products and components.

  • Easy Maintenance: Chrome-plated surfaces are easy to clean and maintain, helping to preserve their appearance and functionality over time.

  • Improved Functionality: In some applications, chrome plating can improve the functionality of components by reducing friction and minimizing the risk of galling or seizing.

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