The Production Process of chrome plated rod
Chrome Plated Rods are produced from medium carbon cold-finished or hot rolled steel bars usually in 1045/1050 or 10v45 grades. The bars are centerless ground, polished, and chrome plated to a minimum thickness of 0.0005”, and 0.001” per side. Chrome Plated bars are specifically designed to be used for most piston rod applications in hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.
Common grades AISI 1045/1050 steel (or 10v45.)
Typically meets ASTM A108, A311 class B
Metric sizes available
Stocked in 12’ – 24’ lengths
Cut to length service available
Hard chrome plated thickness per side: minimum thickness .0005” (.0127mm), .001” (.0254mm)
Precision tolerances and surface finish.
Custom made diameters and chrome thickness available upon request
Offered in minimum yield strengths of 75k and 100k.
Hardness of Rc 60-72, and a surface finish of 16 Ra maximum