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Our production capabilities for each type of plating process are as follows:

Chrome: There is a total of 13 tanks with depths up to 12 feet and lengths up to 34 feet. These are powered by Rectifiers in sizes from 100 to 12,000 amperes with hoist capacities varying from ½ - 5 tons.

Vacuum Cadmium: Our Vacuum Chamber can handle pieces up to approximately 5 feet long and 2 feet wide. These limits may vary with part geometry.

Low Hydrogen Embrittlement Cadmium: There is 1 tank that is 4 feet long and 5 1/2 feet deep powered by a 1 to 500 ampere Rectifier with a hoist capacity of 1 ton.

Titanium Cadmium: There is 1 tank that is 8 feet long and 5 feet deep powered by a 1 to 500 ampere rectifier with a hoist capacity of 1 ton.

Electroless Nickel: We are set up to process parts generally under 4 feet long or 36 inches in diameter.

Sulfamate Nickel: There is 1 tank that is 5 feet long and 4 feet deep powered by a 1 to 500 ampere Rectifier with a hoist capacity of 1 ton.

Note: Certain parts may be suspended and/or flipped 180o to accommodate longer parts in certain tanks.

Stress Relief and Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief: To support the various plating processes, we have a total of 7 calibrated and certified ovens. The actual Work Zone dimensions and temperature settings for these ovens are as follows:

Oven 1 - 19”H x 19.5”W x 17”D with a temperature range of 250°F - 850°F ± 25°F

Oven 2 - 31”H x 32”W x 24”D with a temperature range of 250°F - 850°F ± 25°F

Oven 3 - 67”H x 49”W x 68”D with a set temperature of 375°F ± 25°F

Oven 4 - 68”H x 48”W x 68”D with a temperature range of 225°F - 450°F ± 25°F

Oven 5 - 47”H x 33”W x 46”D with a set temperature of 375°F ± 25°F

Oven 5 - 19”H x 19.5”W x 17”D with a set temperature of 500°F ± 10°F

Oven 6 - 54”H x 54”W x 85”D with a temperature range of 225°F - 525°F ± 25°F

Oven 7 - 19”H x 19.5”W x 17”D with a temperature range of 275°F - 875°F ± 25°F

Note: Oven 5 is calibrated and certified for two set temperatures and work zones

Support Operations: We do abrasive and glass bead blasting, polishing, welding, cleaning and vapor degreasing for preparation of parts prior to or after plating (as required). Our tool room fabricates 99% of all the equipment and fixturing we need to do a given job, so our delivery schedules can be maintained. Our transport fleet includes a 30 foot tractor trailer and a pick-up truck.

Inspection Equipment: We maintain and calibrate various types of precision measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, bore gages, air gages and electronic measuring instruments for checking/verifying plate thickness. We will also use Customer Supplied Gages, provided they show proof of calibration.

Laboratory Equipment: Our laboratory is capable of checking the chemical makeup of all plating baths and EPA Requirements, including an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, a Boeing Hydrogen Detection Instrument and a Cyanide Distillation Unit.

Prime Contractor Approvals include (at minimum): American Aircraft Products, Beaver Aerospace, Boeing, Curtiss Wright Controls - Flight Systems, EATON, ELEB (Embraer), General Dynamics, Gulfstream (A General Dynamics Company), Hamilton Sundstrand (A United Technologies Company), Heroux Devtek Beaver Aerospace, Honeywell, MOOG, Parker Aerospace (Parker Hannifin), SAFRAN (Messier-Bugatti-Dowty), Sikorsky (A united Technologies Company), UTS Aerospace Systems (Goodrich), Whippany Actuation Systems (GE Aviation)

Certifications: Diamond Chrome Plating, Inc. is certified to Nadcap AC7108 for Chemical Processing and maintains a Quality Assurance System certified to Nadcap AC7004 for Aerospace Quality System.

The following is a partial listing of the types of work processed at Diamond Chrome Plating:

Aircraft Components: Landing Gear Struts, Hydraulic Servo Components, Ball Screws, Pins and Brackets

Commercial Hydraulics: Piston Rods, Cylinders, Valve Spools, including rework of used components

Machine Tool Components: Guide Rods, Ways, Air Springs, Wear Strips, Dies, and Molds

Engine Components: Crankshaft Bearing Surfaces

Rolls: Smooth and contour faced and also with special textures for steel mills, paper, textiles and plastics



Diamond Chrome Plating Key Contact List:

Jerry Chinn - President / Owner

April Smith - Vice President / Controller / Human Resource Manager

Patricia Hogan – Assistant Sales Manager / Quoting / Billing

Dianne Poulos – Quality Assurance Manager / ITAR Empowered Official

Tom Poplawski - Laboratory Manager

Rick Phillips - Quality Control Manager

Russ Millard – Quality Control Supervisor

Dean Roberts – Production Manager (Aircraft Cadmium and Nickel)

Josh Jones – Production Manager (Aircraft Chrome)

Blake Farnsworth– Production Manager (Commercial Chrome)


We are committed to satisfying our customers’ requirements for quality services that are processed on time at competitive prices. We welcome all inquiries relating to our plating processes and capabilitesas as well as new business opportunities.

Jerry Chinn, President