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Aerospace Plating

Aerospace Plating Services

U.S. Chrome has been engaged with the aerospace industry for many decades. One of the main reasons we have been highly sought after is because we are one of the few companies that offer the exacting standards the aerospace industry requires. We know your equipment must work under demanding conditions and be extremely reliable, lives depend on it. Hard chrome from U.S. Chrome and our aerospace plating services can give you those attributes.

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Metal plating for the aerospace industry

From aircraft components to infrastructure, metal plating offers a variety of benefits that can improve durability, reduce wear and tear, and extend the life of aerospace parts and equipment.

Protect against atmospheric corrosion

Atmospheric corrosion can penetrate the metals that make up aircraft and their components, including titanium, aluminum, steel, and magnesium. Damage caused by corrosion goes beyond cosmetic issues and will actually work to weaken the structural integrity of the underlying metal, resulting in more frequent replacement and increased maintenance costs.

Chrome, electroless nickel, or TriCom plating will improve atmospheric corrosion resistance on any type of metal. By acting as a barrier to the corrosion, plating will absorb damage while maintaining the integrity of the component.

Improve resistance to wear and tear

Aerospace components that are repeatedly subjected to high stress and friction are prone to increased wear and tear. This process reduces efficiency over time and leads to a shorter life cycle. Plating these metals with chrome, electroless nickel, or TriCom will provide protection from outside forces to help strengthen the underlying component and reduce friction in moving parts.


Electroless nickel plating and TriCom coatings offer the best protection against friction. Our aerospace plating services are commonly used to reduce wear and tear in rotor components, engine bleed air valves, actuator housings, and suspension systems.

Aerospace Parts we Plate

Some of the more common aerospace parts we plate include Actuator Housings, Air Bearing Shafts, Axle Sleeves, Piston Shafts, Valve Bodies and Wheel Inserts. Contact us to discuss your aerospace part plating needs.

Refurbish worn or mismachined aerospace parts

Metal plating can aid in the restoration of aerospace parts, leading to improved performance and a longer life cycle. When components become worn, they lose their efficiency and need to be replaced. Coating worn parts with hard chrome or electroless nickel can maintain operational efficiency without sacrificing durability.


After a worn or damaged part is stripped and cracks are filled, nickel or hard chrome plating is used to seal the part and protect the repaired areas. Our aerospace plating services lengthen the lifespan and eliminate the cost of replacing them with new parts, without impacting their overall effectiveness.

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We’re confident US Chrome will be your best option for your aerospace plating applications because of our engineering approach, exceptional customer service, and regional locations. Contact us now with your questions or coating challenges.
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