Contrary to decorative chrome layers of 0,5µm, in the case of hard chrome the issue is the technical value of the chrome layer. Layer thicknesses of 30 to 2,000µm are here possible. Hardness: 62HRC.
The process is electroplating. This method applies electricity in order to create a deposit. The metal component is submerged into a salt solution, as a consequence of which current is guided via an external source. This way, the object itself becomes the cathode (negative pole). Thus, the source sends extra electrons to this pole. In the bath another metal object is suspended, the anode (positive pole). By the submergence in water with dissolved salt, a current can run through it. The metal ions on the cathode are reduced to the metal. These take the electrons from the current source and deposit the metal on the object. Thus they form a metallic deposit.
Plasmajet treats components up to a diameter of 1,000mm and a length of up to 6,000mm.