I am looking to produce a laser etched (scaled) measuring device from
316 stainless. In order to produce a more scratch resistant finish I am looking at hard chrome plating. Is this possible/advisable? If so what is involved? I am currently in prototype phase of development.
Jolyon Lovell product designer - Hereford, Herefordshire, UK
January 16, 2010
Yes. Many high quality measuring devices are hard chrome plated to a matte finish. Plain or hardened steels are more common than stainless though.
Guillermo Marrufo Monterrey, NL, Mexico
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