Hard chrome plating is an electrochemical process, used to deposit a layer of chrome on a base material. Hard chrome plating, also called industrial chrome plating, is used primarily on parts requiring high hardness and abrasion resistence or to extend the durability of parts.
Thanks to its excellent properties, hard chrome is used in a wide variety of applications. One of the advantages of hard chrome is the ability to deposit thick layers, making it an excellent coating for renovation of used parts. Hard chrome is not suitable as a replacement for decorative chrome plating.
The technology of hard chrome plating is a modern process with a content of sulphate and organic catalyst without a content of florids. Chrome platings released in this process have a microfissure structure and they feature a higher resistance to corrosion, hardness and abrasion than conventional processes.
Hard chrome plating is used in many different applications. It is used to treat new and used components to protect them with a abrasion and corrosion resistant, hard layer of chrome. The following are examples of its usage: