The thickness of the chrome layer is directly related to the role of the treated part and depends on whether it must:

- Support friction and sliding forces.
- Be protected against abrasion and corrosion.
- Recover a part with specification defects.
Application Thickness of chrome (mm)
Protection of various workpieces against corrosion 0,03
Elevated corrosion protection 0,07 a 0,08
Protection of plastic injection moulds against wear and corrosion 0,01
Protection of glass moulds against wear and corrosion 0,03
Protection of rubber moulds against wear and corrosion 0,02 a 0,03
Embossing rollers 0,03
Plastic lamination rollers 0,05
Cutting tools 0,001 a 0,003
Drawing and pressing tools that need polishing but not rectifying 0,04
Drawing and pressing tools for which the tank needs rectifying 0,1 a 0,2
Combustion engine parts that do not need rectifying 0,03
Combustion engine parts that need rectifying 0,08 a 0,125
Engine housings 0,08 a 0,03
Engine piston bolts 0,025
Camshafts that need rectifying 0,075
Crankshaft pins 0,04 a 0,07
Anti-friction surfaces of rods 0,03
Worn parts that need to be returned to specification Up to several tenths of a millimetre if necessary

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