what is chrome plated tube?

what is chrome plated tube?

Chrome plated tube,mainly used to build hydraulic cylinders. The chrome surface is giving good wear and corrosion resistance.
Chrome plated steel tubes have good durability and help diminishing friction. It has been proven that chrome plated steel tubes can be used as piston rods in order to have a lighter hydraulic cylinder.

Chrome plate tubes are known as chrome plate hollow bars also, they are made of cold drawn seamless tubes or hollowed bars, by grinding and precision polishing on the outside diameter and then chrome plated to a certain thickness on the OD. So they also called chrome plated OD tubing.

The surface requirement of Chrome plate tubing

Our factory can produce chrome plated tube with O.D surface roughness below Ra 0.4 microns.

The chrome plated layer thickness usually can be 20 microns to 30 microns according to clients’ requirements.

Surface Hardness – Chrome Layer hardness is a minimum of 900 HV.

Induction hardened Chrome plated Steel tubes are also available. Induction hardening is a form of heat treatment in which the chrome plated steel tube is heated by induction heating and then quenched. This heat treatment is increasing the hardness and brittleness of the chrome plated tube.

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