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Chrome Plating and HVOF

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I am looking for any site that can provide me with video demonstration thru internet for chrome-plating and HVOF fact I am preparing a study on both application feasibilty in our company. Also if possible to provide me with comparsion features between Crome-plating and HVOF (e.g. hardness, max. coating thickness,can apllied on localized or not ,cost ,

Thanks and regards,

Mohammed Alkhaldi
Safco - Dammam, Saudi Arabia


Hi Mohammed. I don't think you'll find the website you are looking for either. However, the AESF ( has an annual Airline & Aerospace Conference that often has papers comparing these two finishes. Contact the AESF bookstore about buying copies of the proceedings.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Hello Mohammed!

In addition to the AESF, you'll also want to check out the Hard Chrome Alternatives Team. HCAT is a joint US-Canadian Defense services project, looking to replace chromium electroplating with HVOF thermal spray, and they've done a lot on coating and testing.

Good luck!

lee gearhart
Lee Gearhart


You may get the information straight from the guy heading the effort for the U.S. Defense Dept. He is at the Naval Research Lab and he could e-mail the papers or refer to a website.

Mandar Sunthankar
- Fort Collins, Colorado


Both sides fail to tell complete truth and hide behind poor or bad science and draw conclusions that are some far reaches. Consider them to be used car salesmen with law degrees that are now scientists. Both chrome and HVOF have some things that they do better than the other. Reality is that plasma is generally better than flame spray and HVOF is generally better than plasma. Dual arc can beat HVOF for a few applications. It all depends what your requirements are. NO magic solutions.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

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