Aluminum offers engineers weight saving advantages in their product design; however, aluminum has poor wear and friction properties. Chrome plating aluminum or electroplating aluminum, can provide these parts with an increased protection for longer wear life. 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.
We’re confident US Chrome will be your best option for your chrome 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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