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RIP Hard Chrome?

RIP Hard Chrome?

Tighter restrictions in 2017 mean now is the time to look for alternatives. Tungsten Carbide Coatings provide excellent wear resistance and hardness.

LATEST UPDATES on hard chrome replacement

Alocrom, Zinc Plating, Chrome Plating and Hard Chrome are all likely to be affected by the upcoming restrictions on Hexavalent Chromium, so what are the alternatives? READ HERE

Our Process

HVOF is an additive process that fires powdered material at the base material at extremely high velocities. This process is able to create thicker coatings with a strong bond.

Our Recommended Coating – Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten Carbide is the natural choice to replace hard chrome.  As a coating it’s able to withstand higher temperatures, has lower porosity and better bond strength. It also offer increased hardness and wear resistance properties to your application.

Time to Compare?

With tighter restriction on Hard Chrome we expect to see Licenses, Quality Checks and Controls come into place, which will undoubtedly increase the cost. Now is the right time to find an alternative. B&B have produced a number of in-depth guides on the HVOF process and Tungsten Carbide as a replacement. contact oliver@bandbprecision.co.uk for full details.

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