What is thin dense chrome plating?

Thin Dense Chrome (TDC), sometimes referred to as flash chrome or functional chrome, is an electroplated coating applied to manufacturing applications at a general thickness range of 0.0001” to 0.0002”. Unlike hard chrome, Armoloy Thin Dense Chrome is free of micro cracks which reduces the amount of contact with mating surfaces, significantly reducing friction and prolonging the life of machined components.