It is used to improve the corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and aesthetic appearance of the metal. The chroming process is normally used on aluminum, brass, and stainless steel parts.

The chroming finish is designed to improve the durability, corrosion resistance, and aesthetics of the part. It is often used on engine components and other high-wear parts.

Available Materials

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Aluminum

High machinability and ductility, good strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum alloys have good strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and electrical conductivity, low density and natural corrosion resistance.


Price
$ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size
Min part size
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Iron

Iron is an indispensable metal in the industrial sector. Iron is alloyed with a small amount of carbon – steel, which is not easily demagnetized after magnetization and is an excellent hard magnetic material, as well as an important industrial material, and is also used as the main raw material for artificial magnetism.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Design Considerations

  • Chroming can be used to improve the appearance of aluminum and iron, but it will not work with steel, plastic, or other materials.
  • The surface preparation prior to chroming is important in ensuring a good result. Any rust, oil, or dirt on the part must be removed before the chroming process can begin.
  • The thickness of the chrome layer should be controlled to ensure that it meets the desired aesthetic requirements.
  • The speed at which the part is plated should be carefully monitored to ensure that the chrome adheres evenly over the entire surface of the part.
  • After chroming, the part should be inspected for defects and any imperfections should be addressed before it is put into use.
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