Formation and Properties of Hard Chrome Coatings—the Basics
In this article, hard chrome plating will be explored for students and professionals unfamiliar with it, on a basic level. You will find this article most useful if you have taken at least one college level chemistry course. The article will progress through what hard chrome is, how it is formed, and finally, its properties in more detail. What Is Hard Chrome? Hard chrome is a coating that enhances the properties of critical components in industrial machinery and vehicles, specifically: improving wear resistance and corrosion resistance, and reducing friction.