Chrome Plus is hard chrome with Teflon®. This coating offers many of the same features and benefits as chromium plating, that is, low coefficient of friction and excellent wear capabilities. One would choose this coating over chromium when looking for good wear and extra release. This coating will have a hardness of 68 to 70 Rc. With regards to salt spray testing (ASTM), this coating exceeds 500 hours without showing any signs of breaking down.
The coefficient of friction is lower than chrome, approximately .10. The increased lubricity is especially well suited with molding applications utilizing plastic, epoxy, silicone and rubber, as well as fire retardant and glass filled materials. This coating offers excellent release and is often used where most other coatings fail in those areas.
A standard plating procedure is used to apply this coating and it can be easily achieved. Plating thickness ranges from .0001 to .001, but is usually in the .0001 to .0002 range. This coating can be polished to a SPI A2 finish.
High-end finish offered exclusively by Nutmeg Chrome, wears better and lasts longer than standard Nickel Teflon® coatings. Slik Shot® is an electroless-plated coating of nickel phosphorus alloy with Teflon® offering optimum performance.
Slik Shot Specs
Hard chrome with Teflon® offers many of the same features as chromium plating with lower coefficient of friction. The increased lubricity is especially suited for molding applications utilizing plastic, epoxy, silicone and rubber, fire retardant and glass filled materials.
Hard Chrome Specs
Nutmeg Nichromold® is a multi-alloy deposit utilizing chromium and nickel phosphorus alloys. This uniform highly abrasion resistant finish also offers superior corrosion protection, increasing the life of complex tools and assemblies.
Nutmeg Nichromold Specs
A unique non-electrolytic process providing a bright or semi-bright highly uniform nickel phosphorus alloy coating with good wear properties and excellent corrosion resistance. Deposit thicknesses can be held to within .00005", even over complex shapes, deep recesses, and internal passageways.
Nutmeg Electroless Nickel Specs
Hard Chromium is the benchmark by which all other electrolytic metal finishes are measured. It provides excellent wear properties, corrosion resistance, and low coefficient of friction. As an added service Nutmeg can polish chromium to a spectacular blue-white SPI A1.
Hard Chromium Specs
This is a dull chrome with a matte finish. It is usually used when you want the protection of chrome, but not the glaze. Nutmeg's Thin Dense Chrome can be accomplished without blasting the part prior to plating.
Thin Dense Chrome Specs
Nutmeg has the ability to meet your polishing needs. We can take an EDM finish to a SPI A-1 or anywhere in between. We utilize ultrasonic polishers for use on the more intricate molds.
A composite Electroless Nickel coating, comprising ultrafine Boron Nitride Ceramic particles. This coating has an exceptionally low coefficient of friction, as well as all of the inherent properties of Electroless Nickel. This coating can withstand high temperature applications to provide lubricity and wear resistance.
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