Plating Matrix

In general, plating can be a great option to choose to extend the life of many different components. It can be used for wear, release and corrosion protection.

The Plating Matrix chart below provides an overview of specifications for plating.

CoatingPlating Range (inches)ToleranceHardnessCoefficient of FrictionMold TempPolish To

Slik Shot ®

.00005"-.001"

+/-.00005"

45-50 Rc

60-65 after bake

.05

600F

SPI A2

Hard Chrome

.00005" to .030"

 

68-70 Rc

.15

800F

SPI A1

Thin Dense Chrome

.00005" to .0002"

+/-.00005"

65-68 Rc

.15

800F

MATT

Chrome Plus

.0001"-.001"

+/-.0001"

68-70 Rc

.10

600F

SPI A2

Electroless Nickel

.00005"-.002"

+/-.00005"

49-56 Rc

65-68 after bake

.21

700F

SPI A1

Nichromold (Nickel/Chrome)

.0001"-.002"

+/-.0001"

68-70 Rc

.15

700F

SPI A1