Chromium Plating on Aluminum

Hard Chrome Plating Aluminum & Electroplating Aluminum

Chrome Plating Aluminum

Aluminum offers engineers weight saving advantages in their product design; however, aluminum has poor wear and friction properties.

In addition, the surface oxide layer of this chemically active metal, which gives it corrosion resistance, makes it a very difficult metal to plate. This inherent problem is exacerbated by the vast number of alloys offered commercially.

US Chrome has developed specific proprietary pre-treatment cycles to remove the oxide layer from any aluminum alloy resulting in maximum attainable bond strengths of our hard chrome coating.

 

Features & Benefits of Chrome Plating Aluminum

  • Freedom of Design - New applications are possible using the light weight of aluminum combined with the durability of hard chrome.
  • Increase in Wear Life - The typical hardness of chromium is between 65-70 HRc and provides rugged durability against seizure, galling, and wear of mating parts.
     
  • Low Coefficient of Friction/Lubricity - Aluminum which easily galls and seizes can now benefit from chromium’s low coefficient of sliding friction.
  • Excellent Adhesion - USC offers superior bond strength of chromium on all aluminum alloys.
Chrome Plating Aluminum to Increase Wear Life

Typical Applications for Chrome Plating Aluminum

Medical, aerospace, engine components.

Aerospace
Agriculture
Oil & Gas
Solar