chrome plating is an electrolytic process that aims to provide mechanical
properties of hardness and wear resistance. It therefore becomes a very
advantageous method for the industrial sector as it guarantees greater
durability, resistance to chemical action, corrosion and absence of oxidation
at elevated temperatures.
HARDNESS - High between 68/70 Hr (rockwell),
900/1000 Hv (vickers) average, Mohs scale of 8.5;
FRICTION - Low coefficient with high sliding
power, with no need for lubricants, as it does not generate particle adhesion;
WEAR - Hard chrome-plated material resists about 5 to 8 times more than
without hard chrome;
RESISTANCE - Absence of oxidation at high and
low temperatures and resistance to corrosion, chemical action, among others;
THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY - 93W mK.