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Hard chrome plating needs microscopic bubbles

April 19, 2010


We are manufacturer of bearings and we are doing hard chrome plating.
Our product doesn't performs equal to our competitor product.
So we have analyzed chrome surface of ours and competitor in high magnification(700X).
We found some bubbles visible in the competitors hard chrome surface which is not present in our hard chrome surface.

(Note: For better understanding Bubbles seems like small water droplets)

What might be the bubbles visible in competitor hard chrome plating surface.

What should we do in our hard chrome plating process to get the same.

How can I attach the comparative photos here for your reference.

Your favorable reply will be helpful.

Thanks & regards

Arun Montee ja
employee - Ahmedabad, India

First of two simultaneous responses -- April 20, 2010

1. No photo
2. What do you mean by "does not perform"?

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida

Second of two simultaneous responses -- April 21, 2010

There is an patented process called Topochrom for this kind of structures on Chrome surfaces, as far as I know there is also a company selling this process

Marcus Hahn
- Zug, Switzerland

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