The Amazing Benefits of Electrolizing


Our Electrolizing coating provides the metal with a surface hardness of Rc72 Rockwell. A combination of factors enables the coating to achieve a tough and extremely hard surface. Electrolizing combines appropriate engineering of proprietary alloys and pure chromium, with a consistent, controlled and unique deposition processing procedure. The density of the coating provides a surface, which has fewer cracks, inclusions, voids and other surface irregularities as compared to conventional chrome plating’s. The combination of hardness and density results in reduced wear rates and material fragmentation.


The Electrolizing coating is excellent for providing a dry lubricant surface. When discussing steel against steel, the resulting frictional values range from approximately .20 or greater. With Electrolizing the friction values will show significant improvement. Lubricated conditions will result in even lower values.


The Electrolizing coatings have been subjected to corrosion testing using ASTM-B-117 salt spray procedures. The results meet or exceed the criteria stated in the specifications QQ-C-320B, AMS 2406 and AMS 2438. In addition, the coatings have been evaluated in humidity tests, salt water, de-ionized water, bleaches, copper sulfate, mold cleaners and various commercial reagents, acids, alkaline and salts.


Adhesion is the most important focus of Electrolizing. Without adhesion, neither metallic nor polymer type plating has any benefits. The Electrolizing coating must meet our standard repeated bend testing at 180 degrees without showing signs of chipping, flaking off or separation. This technology of Electrolizing also does not allow it to peel-off in layers or shed loose particles of itself.


Electrolizing coating was developed and designed to be precise and produce thin deposits. The ranges of normal coating thickness requirements are from 0.000050" to 0.001" per side. Thickness requirements per part vary by material, engineering application and expected performance criteria. The procedures, controls and techniques for applying Electrolizing assure that highly precise tolerances can be maintained. Tolerances as precise as 0.000050" to 0.00010" are routine. Tolerances vary with thickness as well as the shape of the part being coated. With a thinner thickness and a controlled coating process, traditional hard chrome plating and grinding can be eliminated.  This effect will increase the need for grinding, rework and handling within the overall process.