Hardness Value of Industrial Hard Chrome Plating
Industrial hard chrome can be deposited in a rather broad range of hardness depending upon plating bath parameters. Average hardness is in the range of 66 to 70 Rockwell C scale.
A deposit of over 0.001-inch thick is essential before chromium will assume its true hardness characteristics when used over unhardened basis metals. Over a hardened base, however, the thickness is not necessary because of the substantial backing provided.
Comparison of Hardness Values
|Material||Moh’s Value||Knoop Value||Rockwell C Scale|
|Induction Hardened Steel Chrome||6.8||775||62|
Properties and Benefits of Industrial Hard Chrome Plating
- Wear & abrasion resistance
- Adhesion & bonding
- Low coefficient of friction in metal parts
- Prevents seizing & galling
- Restores the dimensions of undersized parts
- Extends equipment in-service life, reducing costly downtime
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