MRO Magazine

Chrome Plating Offers Corrosion Protection to Linear Motion Products

As a manufacturer of linear guides and ball screws, NSK Canada has developed a two-step treatment known as 'fluoride low temperature chrome plating,' a process involving a type of black chrome plating which forms an ultra-thin layer on the metal s...


September 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

As a manufacturer of linear guides and ball screws, NSK Canada has developed a two-step treatment known as ‘fluoride low temperature chrome plating,’ a process involving a type of black chrome plating which forms an ultra-thin layer on the metal surface. A fluoroplastic coating is then added to the film to further enhance its corrosion resistance while leaving no solvent residue. Organic solvent should not be used because it adversely affects anti-rust properties of the plastic. This cost-effective process delivers a durable rolling surface that resists rust and corrosion. Applications include food processing, PVC cutting, automotive welding, machine tool and clean-room environments, washdown situations, LCD manufacturing and aerospace.

NSK Canada