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Starting up a chrome and nickel plating business


 

Hi,

I am interested in opening a hard chrome processing plant. I would like some input on how to go about it; I do have experience in working, processing, and transporting. I would like to know what would be more profitable, in terms of size and format to do both chrome and nickel plating. If some one has the information and is cain to pass it along, will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Ray Garcia
- Barrie, Ontario, Canada


 

Why a wet plating shop, when the environmental movement is going to make it more difficult to operate profitably? There's a growing demand for PVD coatings, especially in the area where you are. PVD is a clean, environmentally friendly process. While equipment costs are high, operating costs are low.

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Jim Treglio
- Vista, California


 

Now, Jim :-)

We could also suggest that Mr. Garcia powder coat his parts instead of PVD coating them. Or that he make them of cornmeal for disposability. But until he tells us what kind of parts he wants to process and for what application, it's a bit of a stretch to suggest a different technology because chrome and nickel still hold some advantages over PVD or anything else for some applications.

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