Chrome, Electroplating and Surface Coatings

All types & sizes of hard chrome electroplating can be undertaken - ranging in sizes up to 18 meters and including:

  • Nickel/Chrome electroplating
  • Bronze/chrome plating.
  • Internal bore hard chrome electroplating.
  • Electroless nickel plating
  • Re-chroming of existing equipment
  • Nitride coatings
  • Ceramic coatings
  • Re-sizing of worn or damaged areas.
  • Corrosion protection coatings applied.
  • Hard protective coatings applied.

Nickel/Chrome electroplating

Often used for decorative purposes, chrome plating can also provide effective corrosion resistance and increased surface hardness.

Bronze/Chrome Plating

This approach is useful in creating additional corrosion resistance, but can also be used to seal the substrate before subsequent hard chroming.

Internal Bore Hard Chrome Electroplating

In conjuction with our honing capability we can also offer internal bore hard chrome electroplating which provides a smooth hardwearing and corrosion resistant surface for the inside of cylinders - benefitting performance as well as overall assembly life.

Electroless Nickel Plating

This type of nickel plating is used to deposit a coating of nickel on metal or plastic, to prevent corrosion and wear. Applying the coating without the need for electrical charges can provide a more even surface and, correctly configured, can deposit on to non-conductive surfaces such as plastic.

Re-chroming of Existing Equipment

This can be a repair, or a complete strip and re-surface depending upon the condition, performance requirements, or overall budgetary constraints.

Ceramic Coatings

Ceramic coatings can be especially useful in internal applications providing configurable surface properties that can hold lubricants in place reducing both friction and fluid loss.

Nitride Coatings

A type of ceramic coating that is especially useful in high temperature applications.

Re-sizing of Worn or Damaged Areas

Often a coating is applied to re-build a worn component that has had be machined to remove corrosion, or pitting.

Corrosion Protection Coatings

As mentioned above, a number of different types of coating have anti-corrosion properties. Our in-house design team can provide advice on the right type of coating to use to minimise future corrosion issues.

Hard Protective Coatings

As with corrosion prevention, there are options available on coatings depending upon the hardness required. Our design team can offer support as required in this area.


If you have any sort of electroplating requirement for hydraulic cylinders, or pneumatic, then please get in touch.