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Industrial Hard Chrome Plating

Hard Chrome Plating
Hard Chrome Plating

Hard chrome plating offers one of the most durable finishes for industrial applications, for this reason; there are many sources for this plating process. However, there are very few with the capacity for large-scale hard chrome plating that we offer at Youngstown Hard Chrome.

Our facility is equipped with eight plating tanks of varying sizes that can accommodate work pieces up to 102” in diameter and 720” in length. This is a precision process that can apply plating in thicknesses as thin as .0005”, with industry leading consistency. These plating systems utilize 80,000 amp DC rectifiers and are ideally suited to plate various grades of steel as well as high strength steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, and number of high nickel alloys.

As a leading provider of industrial hard chrome plating, with over half a century of experience, we understand well that the most hi-tech plating process means little if the parts are not properly prepared. For this reason, we also provide a full range of pre-plate processes, these include aluminum oxide sand blasting, caustic soda stripping, reverse etching, shot peening, and glass bead peening that is in full compliance with MIL-S-5002. After plating we can also provide precision grinding, honing, polishing, and super finishing that can impart finishes from 1 to 32 RMS. We can also reverse engineer plating to bring obsolete components back to OEM specification and provide complete QC documentation.

These capabilities combine to position us as a single source solution for hard chrome plating. To learn more about the benefits of working with an industry leader, see the table below or contact us directly.

Industrial Hard Chrome Plating Highlights

Plating Material
Hard Chrome
Finishes
Bright
Satin
Mirror
Blasted
Substrate
Steel (300M to High Tough Material)
Stainless Steel (300, 400 Series, 17 - 4, 15 - 5)
Brass
Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron
High Nickel Alloys
  • Monel
  • K-Monel
  • Inconel
Equipment
Chrome Tank:
1) 36" Wide x 72" Long x 60" Depth
2) 30" Wide x 120" Long x 60" Depth
3) 42" Dia x 360" Depth
4) 72" Dia x 240" Depth
5) 102" Dia x 192" Depth
6) 72" Dia x 84" Depth
7) 72" Dia x 420" Depth
8) 60" Dia x 420 Depth
Strip Tank:
86" Dia x 180" Depth
Part Dimensions
As per customer specifications
Plating Thickness
Min: .0005”
Max: As per customer specifications.
DC Rectifiers
80,000 Amperes
Preplate Operations
Aluminum Oxide (Sand) Blasting
Caustic Soda Strip
Reverse Etching
Glass Bead Peening (MIL-S-5002)
Shot Peening
Chrome Plating Bath Solutions
Hexavalant Chrome
Postplate Operations
Grinding
Honing
Polishing
Additional Services
Grinding
Honing
Penetrant Inspection
Q.C. Certifications
Reverse Engineering
Shot Peening
Superfinishing
Production Volume
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume
High Volume
Lead Times Available
Quoted on job by job basis
Emergency services available
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industries Served
Aerospace
Agricultural
Architectural
Auto/Truck/Transportation
Chemical
Dental
Electronic
Food
Machine Tool
Marine
Medical
Military / Defense
Gas / Oil
Optical
Packaging / Converting
Pharmaceutical
Steel
Hydraulics
Industry Standards
EPA Standards (Full Compliance)
File Formats
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP - Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDES - Product Data Exchange using STEP, Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data. A standard format for exchanging data between advanced CAD and CAM programs.
PDF - Portable Document Format
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
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