HARD CHROME PROTECTS
When it comes to the crunch, hard chrome is the right choice. Through electrolysis this allows layers of chrome to be applied directly to the base material, with possible thicknesses ranging between 0.5 µm and 1 mm. Due to the high hardness of up to 1,000 HV that can be achieved, hard chrome plated surfaces are particularly hard-wearing and corrosion-resistant. Thanks to the use of multilayer processes, corrosion resistance can be further increased. Another advantage of this type of coating is the very low friction coefficient. Hard chrome layers also exhibit a strong anti-adhesive behaviour and are highly resistant against a large variety of aggressive materials.
Since hard chrome baths are only operated at about 55° C, distortion or structural change in the base material due to the coating does not occur; the work piece remains unchanged in its microstructure. To achieve the best possible chromium deposition and an even distribution of the layers, often technically sophisticated, precision customised jigs are required, which we are able to produce in-house.