AnoHard Cr

Providing maximum wear life for critical applications

Technical Data Sheet - AnoHard Cr    

hard chrome plating anohard cr by anoplate inc near syracuse ny

AnoHard Cr is Anoplate’s proprietary industrial, hard chrome deposit. AnoHard Cr deposits a micro-cracked, smooth and shiny deposit that is proven to reduce wear, friction, seizing and galling your un-coated components.

AnoHard Cr is resistant to many common industrial gases and liquids, including:

  •  Ammonia
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Beer
  • Molten glass
  • Milk
  • Oils
  • Petroleum products

AnoHard Cr can be applied to a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Steels
  • Stainless Steels
  • Inconel, Monel, Invar, Kovar
  • Aluminum
  • Brass & Copper

Typical Applications

AnoHard Cr should be applied where maximum wear life and corrosion resistance are required.
AnoHard Cr is an excellent solution for the following applications:

  • Engraving and printing rollers
  • Forging dies
  • Injection molds
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Crankshafts

Physical Properties

Hardness: 1,000-1,150 KHN100
Micro-cracked structure:

>1,000 cracks per inch

Visual: Bright, shiny and smooth
Wettability Poor

 Coefficient of Friction Comparison*

Coefficient of Friction
Metal Combination Static


Steel On Steel .30


Chrome on Steel .17


*Ask Anopate for Technical citation


AnoHard Cr meets and exceeds the following requirements:

  • AMS 2460
  • AMS-QQ-C-320
  • AMS 2406
  • ASTM B177
  • ASTM B254

Film Thickness & Tolerances

AnoHard Cr is typically specified for thicknesses in the range of 0.0002”-0.0006”, but can easily be applied to thicknesses up to 0.0100”. For extreme wear applications, it is recommended for deposit thickness greater than 0.001” per surface, but may require grinding afterward to get dimensions back into tolerance.

Disclaimer: Hard Chrome electroplating is not decorative chrome plating. It cannot be used to restore motorcycle or automotive components

questions about this process or if you would you like to discuss an application for AnoHard Cr? Contact Us Today.

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