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Hard chrome, Nickle, Zinc, & Other Plating Services


Plating is a transformative manufacturing process where a substrate, be it metal or non-metal, is coated with another material. This surface treatment does more than upgrade the aesthetic appeal of the substrate. It significantly amplifies its functional capabilities, providing a gamut of benefits that cater to an array of industry needs. At Atlantic Hardchrome, we take pride in our exceptional plating services, which have been at the heart of our operations for years.

It’s in our name. Our expertise in hard chrome plating, combined with a unique blend of seasoned professionals, cutting-edge technology, and innovative plating techniques, allows us to deliver resilient, high-performing, and aesthetically superior components. We are committed to exceeding our clients’ expectations and enhancing the longevity and efficiency of their operations across a diverse spectrum of industries.

Barrel Plating

This method is ideal for plating a large volume of small parts in a barrel-shaped cage that rotates, ensuring an even coating on all surfaces.

Rack Plating

Best for large, complex, or fragile parts that need a uniform coating, where the items are hung on a rack and immersed in the plating bath.

Multiple Plating Solutions

We offer a diverse range of plating options, including:

  • Hard Chrome
  • Nickel Sulfamate
  • Copper
  • Chromate Conversion
  • Zinc (yellow/black/clear)
  • Electroless Nickel
  • Passivation
  • Silver
  • Tin
  • Phosphate
  • Cadmium

Precise Plating Specifications

We pride ourselves on precision and adaptability. Our plating specifications include:

  • Hard Chrome Plating: We chrome plate pieces up to 60 inches in diameter and 240 inches in length. We handle large-scale projects with ease.
  • Nickel Plating: Our nickel plating services accommodate pieces up to 48 inches in diameter and 48 inches in length, ensuring a wide range of components can benefit from this robust finish.
  • Other Plating Finishes: For all other plating finishes, we work with parts of various sizes, covering various industry requirements.
  • Stringent quality control measures to ensure all components meet industry and client-specific standards.

With these capabilities, we're well-equipped to handle a wide range of plating needs, ensuring that all components, regardless of size or complexity, receive a high-quality, durable finish.

The Pivotal Role of Plating in Various Industries

Plating offers benefits including but not limited to:

Protective Barrier

Plating provides the substrate with a protective barrier against corrosive atmospheric conditions. This extends the parts' lifespan and enhances their performance in extreme conditions, benefitting industries like aerospace, construction, marine, and many others.

Reduced Friction

Specific plating materials like nickel can minimize friction in particular components. This boosts performance and mitigates premature wear and tear, a critical consideration for the automotive and heavy machinery sectors.

Enhanced Electrical Conductivity

Plating can significantly heighten electrical conductivity. Silver plating, for instance, is a cost-efficient solution for producing electronic components in industries like defence and utilities.

Heat Resistance

Some plating techniques, like gold or zinc-nickel plating, can endure extremely high temperatures. This protective quality extends the lifespan of engine parts and other components by safeguarding against heat damage, a crucial feature for sectors like oil and gas and energy.

Increased Hardness and Durability

Electroplating is utilized to amplify the strength and durability of components, reducing their vulnerability to damage during impact. This quality is essential in industries with heavy machinery or harsh operating environments.

Light and Energy Absorption

Certain plating types, such as black electroless nickel plating, absorb light and energy. This feature is vital for numerous manufacturing processes in industries like aerospace and defence.

Improved Adhesion

Plating can enhance the adhesion between the substrate and additional coatings, culminating in a smooth, uniform surface finish. This is critical in sectors where multi-layer plating is employed for added protection or specific functionalities.

Enhanced Thickness

Specific plating methods are applied where extreme thickness is a necessity. This heightens the overall quality and extends the lifespan of the substrate, a key consideration in industries like construction and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Why Choose Atlantic Hardchrome for Your Plating Needs?

With our extensive experience, we deliver precise, high-quality components on time and within budget. Our “All Under One Roof” approach means we can handle jobs typically requiring multiple specialty shops. Our commitment to quality sets us apart.

Are you ready to start a project or interested in learning more? Contact our sales team or request a quote today.

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+1 (902) 469-3606
5 Notting Court
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1N2, Canada
United States
+1 (207) 645-4300
Norridgewock, Maine
04957, USA

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