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At DCPI, we work with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tier suppliers and prime original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Nadcap AC7108 accreditation allows us to meet AMS, military, and prime specifications/requirements. Contact us to learn more about the industrial hard chrome plating process.
Industrial Hard Chrome Specifications
Industrial Hard Chrome is a hard (RC 68-72) electrolytically deposited coating that can be applied to most metallic substrates, including various steels, and cast iron. Deposit thickness can vary depending on the application from .0001”. to over .050”
Hard Chrome differs from decorative chromium that you see within the automotive industry in that it is applied directly to the substrate and comprises the total coating. DCPI does not perform custom/decorative (shiny finish) plating for automotive applications.
The Plating Process: Hard Chrome Processing
Hard Chrome plating is an electrochemical process that deposits a coating of chromium with improved evenness and accuracy on a variety of substrates including various steels and cast iron.
It is applied by immersing the parts and its fixture into various cleaning and chromic acid solutions in the presence of electric current. The Hard Chrome process never subjects parts to temperatures over 140°F unless an embrittlement bake is specified, hence there is no part distortion as with other hard surfacing procedures.
Benefits of Industrial Hard Chrome Plating
There are many advantages to choosing industrial hard chrome plating. Chrome plating is used to improve performance and extend the life of the parts that we plate and is a preventive measure against corrosion.
Hard chrome is typically utilized to reduce friction and wear, impart some corrosion resistance, or is applied to repair a worn or damaged component.
Why Choose Diamond Chrome Plating?
For over 70 years, DCPI has remained a consistent and essential supplier. Longevity and quality are two foundational pillars within the company. With an internal tooling department, DCPI designs and builds specific fixturing, often eliminating the need for outside engineering.
We strive to provide the highest quality work possible for our customers. At DCPI, we’re committed to exceeding expectations by meeting their requirements and specifications. As a company, we want to always encourage continuous improvement and open communication.
Have Questions About Industrial Chrome Processing?
Whether you’re wondering about our quality approvals, our expertise working with specific customers or specifications in your industry, lead times, or pricing, we’re here to answer your questions. Contact us today or request for quote to begin working with DCPI on your project.