Thin Dense Chrome Plating

August 29, 2023
Thin Dense Chrome Plating for Improving Parts

Iosso Metal Processes functional chrome plating offers longer life, corrosion resistance, lubricity, and increased surface hardness, with unsurpassed uniformity. This thin dense chrome has critically controlled tolerances therefore eliminating costly secondary operations.

We service a wide spectrum of industries which include the medical industry, automotive, aerospace, food industry, lock components, packaging equipment, hydraulics, and plastic injection molding to name a few.  

We are committed to satisfying the requirements of our customer and providing an on-time quick delivery of a quality product.

The Iosso-FE process increases the hardness of the surface up to 72 R.C. and significantly increases the base metal life expectancy. The FE process provides smooth and consistent results, free from hydrogen faults, cracks, or blisters. You should also not expect any peeling, flaking, or spalling with our process. We provide one of the safest and most durable plating processes in the market, which is Rohs compliant and TCHP compliant.

IOSSO-FE Process Benefits:

  • Increases surface hardness up to 72 R.C.
  • Extends base metal life
  • Reduces corrosion
  • Increases life expectancy
  • Increases resistance to wear
  • Reduces friction
  • Increases lubricity
  • Economical
  • Increases production by reducing down-time
  • Rohs compliant
  • TCHP compliant

Characteristics of the IOSSO-FE Process:

  • No hydrogen faults, cracks or blisters
  • No peeling, flaking or spalling
  • Anti-galling, anti-soldering
  • Non-magnetic, static free
  • Heat resistant
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Reduces maintenance downtime for clean-up of mold base plates and components

Application for the IOSSO-FE Process Include but Are Not Limited to:

  • Component wear parts: shafts, gears, cams, rollers, pinions, valves, valve spools, pistons, bearings, seals.
  • Molds, dies, cavities, cores, ejector pins.
  • Blades, knives, cutters, scissors, slitters,
  • Roll forming dies, cutting tools.

IOSSO-FE Process Part Physical Capabilities:

  • Small parts from 1/4″ and up.
  • Large parts from 6 feet by 2 feet.
  • Parts up to 1000# or so, also depending upon size.

IOSSO-FE Surface Thickness and Coverage:

  • Controlled tolerances range from .000020 to .0005
  • Penetration of base metal up to 15 millionths of an inch
  • Hardness up to 72 R.C.
  • Uniform over complex shapes
  • No build-up on sharp edges or corners

Related Glossary Terms

  • corrosion resistance

    corrosion resistance

    Ability of an alloy or material to withstand rust and corrosion. These are properties fostered by nickel and chromium in alloys such as stainless steel.

  • hardness


    Hardness is a measure of the resistance of a material to surface indentation or abrasion. There is no absolute scale for hardness. In order to express hardness quantitatively, each type of test has its own scale, which defines hardness. Indentation hardness obtained through static methods is measured by Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers and Knoop tests. Hardness without indentation is measured by a dynamic method, known as the Scleroscope test.

  • lubricity


    Measure of the relative efficiency with which a cutting fluid or lubricant reduces friction between surfaces.