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Thin Dense Chrome

Engineered Micro Surface Textures and Performance-Enhancing Compositions By Armoloy

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Thin Dense Chromium

What is Thin Dense Chrome?

Thin Dense Chrome (TDC), commonly referred to as flash chrome or functional chrome, is an electroplated chromium coating applied typically for manufacturing applications within a general thickness range of 0.00005” to 0.001” (1.27 to 25.4 µm). There are two distinct thin dense chrome surface textures - micro nodular and micro cracked - each creating different TDC products.
All thin dense chrome products share similar metallic properties, features, and benefits. In addition to the two primary surface texture options, TDC can also be combined with nickel-based layers and nanodiamond technology in hybrid coatings. Understanding the application conditions, variables, and base metal properties can aid in determining the ideal TDC product for maximizing performance.

Details About Armoloy Thin Dense Chrome

The Armoloy Corporation helps global manufacturers protect their valuable, high-precision components with our various compositions of Thin Dense Chrome plating.

Thin Dense Chrome (TDC) is a pure metallic zero valence chromium coating that eliminates and prevents metal failures and improves machine performance across a wide range of industries with multiple distinct TDC products. By increasing the longevity of metal surface applications, Armoloy helps ensure that companies avoid unplanned downtime and maintain peak efficiency.

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AMS2438 Specification SAE Plating, Chromium Thin, Hard, Dense Deposit
AMS2406 | AMS-QQ-C-320, Specification SAE Chromium Plating (Electrodeposited)
Specification SAE AMS2460, Specification SAE Plating, Chromium
Process Specification No. 180 Nodular Thin Dense Chromium (NTDC) Plating
ASTM B650 Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Engineering Chromium Coatings on Ferrous Substrates
Honeywell GPS3116-1H Plating, Specialized
Fisher FFS 2E1 Chromium Coating for Service to 1100F(593C)
MIL-DTL-23422 Military Specification, Chromium Plating, Electrodeposited
ASTM D4060-10 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser
ASTM B578 Standard Test Method for Microhardness of Electroplated Coatings
Specification SAE AMS2407F, Plating, Chromium, Porous
ASTM F519 Hydrogen Embrittlement Relief

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With over 65 years of experience, The Armoloy Corporation helps global manufacturers protect their most valuable metal assets with a premium lineup of TDC coatings.

Looking for more metal surface treatments to explore? Armoloy’s nickel coatings eliminate and prevent wear and corrosion across a wide range of industrial applications with two distinct nickel coating products. By increasing the longevity of metal surface applications, Armoloy helps to ensure that organizations avoid unplanned downtime and maintain peak efficiency and performance.

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