Flash Chrome Plating
The purity of our hard chrome surface will not be less than 99.4% as deposited. Our Flash Chrome Plating has excellent bonding properties, good corrosion resistance, reduced coefficient of friction and excellent wear characteristics making this a very versatile plating.
Our Flash Chrome Plating has excellent bonding properties, good corrosion resistance, reduced coefficient of friction and excellent wear characteristics making this a very versatile plating. This process should be considered for any jobs requiring flash chrome plating and when cost is a factor.
Powder Metal production parts, all ferrous and non-ferrous metals that are commonly machine wrought or cast and steel, brass, copper, etc. can be processed.
Hard Chrome Plating
It is hard to imagine modern technology without hard chrome plating. Therefore characteristic features of chrome plating are decisive.
- High resistance to wear
- Hardening up to 1,100 HV, making chromium significantly harder than case-hardened or nitrided steels
- Good corrosion resistance through variation in layer composition and layer structure
- Chemical Resistance
- High temperature resistance
- Hydrophobic characteristics
- Low coefficient of friction
- Extremely economical through possibility for reprocess of wear parts
- Base Material: Mild Steel, Aluminum, Cast Iron, Bronze, and Brass.
Electroless Nickel Plating
Corrosion resistance properties of electroless nickel composite coatings.
Electroless nickel (EN) composite coatings incorporated with PTFE and/or SiC particles demonstrated significantly improved mechanical and tribological properties as well as low surface energy which are desired for anti-sticking and wear resistant applications. The corrosion resistance of these composite coatings, however, has not been systematically studied and compared. This work aimed to investigate the corrosion characteristics of EN composite coatings using electrochemical measurements which include open circuit potential (OCP), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic test. The effects of the co-deposited particles on corrosion behavior of the coatings in 1.0 N H2SO4 and 3% NaCl media were investigated. The surface autocatalytic properties and the post-heat-treatment on coating corrosion resistance were also discussed. The results showed that both EN and EN composite coatings demonstrated significant improvement of corrosion resistance in both acidic and salty atmosphere. Ni striking substantially enhanced the corrosion resistance due to the improvement of the surface autocatalytic properties and homogeneity. Proper post-heat-treatment significantly improves the coating density and structure, giving rise to enhanced corrosion resistance.
Clear & Color Anodized
The process of aluminum anodizing adds a layer of oxidation to aluminum extrusion products. Unlike iron or carbon steel where oxidation creates a layer of corrosion or rust, the anodizing process actually enhances the properties of aluminum. The hard, oxidized layer becomes a part of the aluminum, creating numerous beneficial properties.
Benefits of Aluminum Anodizing
Aluminum anodizing enhances the advantageous characteristics of aluminum in several ways:
Durability: Since anodized aluminum extrusion products have a protective layer, they are more resistant to wear from normal handling and usage.
Finishing: The process creates a more aesthetically pleasing finish, with either a clear or colourized appearance.
Corrosion resistance: The thick outer coating produced, along with proper sealing, increases the corrosion resistivity of the surface as it prevents further oxidization.
Lasting Color: The color finish added to anodized aluminum is more enduring due to the surface obtaining more adhesive and porous qualities during the anodizing process. The resulting anodic film coating allows for effective dyeing processes to be applied.
Strength: The anodized aluminum surface is harder than pure aluminum, second only to diamonds with respect to its hard crystalline structure.
Applications for Aluminum Anodizing
Aluminum anodizing has a variety of commercial uses and diverse consumer applications across a wide range of industries. The benefits of this strong and resistant finish are beneficial in the parts used in aircraft and automotive products. Architectural and construction projects often incorporate these strengthened materials into their external structures, as they are capable of withstanding all types of weather. Many components used in both day-to-day and industrial electronics are also improved through this valuable process. From satellites orbiting the Earth that are protected from the impact of debris to the smallest appliances and decorative items in our homes, the potential of anodized aluminum products are unlimited.
This enduring treatment improves the strength and aesthetics of aluminum extrusion products for easy maintenance and long life in any conditions, whether it be indoors or out in the elements.