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Abrasion Testing of hard chrome plating


Q. Dear Reader,

I am interested in an abrasion test for hard chrome plated steel parts. The plating is applied to provide abrasion and wear resistance, and I need a test standard by which I can qualify the plating process in place.

Thank you,

Gary Gill
fluid products - Hicksville, Ohio


A. The standard test for abrasion resistance is the Taber Abrader. For chromium testing the CS-10 wheel and a 1000 g load is used to measure the wear resistance.

George Shahin
George Shahin
Atotech - Rock Hill, South Carolina


A. The method used may depend if you are certifying to a processing specification, such as the (aerospace) AMS2438 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet] for thin, dense chrome plating, that specifies abrasion testing per FED-STD-141 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet] Method 6192. This specifies the Taber test and has been obsoleted in favor of the Taber test in ASTM D4213 [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet].

Douglas A. Hahn
- Mason, Ohio


thumbs up signGentlemen:

Thank you both for your help.

Best Regards,

Gary Gill [returning]
fluid power - Hicksville, Ohio

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