In 1974 Meadville Plating Co., Inc. developed ARMTEC, a proprietary thin dense nodular chrome plating process. Since that time, ARMTEC thin dense chromehas been used and specified by some of the largest companies in the country. The many benefits of ARMTEC have proven invaluable in thousands of applications. Meadville Plating has over forty yearsexperience specializing in tool & die, machine and injection mold related plating. This experience, coupled with our proprietary plating bath chemistry and state-of-the-art rectification technology allowsus to provide a finished product that we believe is superior to our competition. With ARMTEC, no additional machining is required and the part remains in tolerance. ARMTEC is compatible with mostferrous and non-ferrous metals, allowing great flexibility in choosing the base material.
Deposit Thickness: Normal deposit is .00005" per surface. ARMTEC will not affect a buildup of more than .0001"under normal circumstances. If required additional ARMTEC can be applied.
Lubricity: ARMTEC produces a super hard, 72 Rc (1100 Vickers) microscopic nodular surface that reduces surface contact area,thereby decreasing the coefficient of friction and enhancing the benefits of lubricants. Add to this, the natural lubricity of chromium, and you have an outstanding coating for reducing wear andfriction, preventing galling and seizing, and improving mold release.
Corrosion Protection: ARMTEC has an extremely dense structure. This density provides excellent corrosion resistance.
Adhesion: ARMTECthin dense chrome is applied electrolytically, resulting in a bond superior to platings or coatings applied without the use of electricity (i.e. electroless nickel, etc.). ARMTEC will not crack, peel,flake, chip or separate from the base metal in any way. It can be stripped if the need arises.
Heat Resistance: -400° to 1300° Fahrenheit. Above 1300° Fahrenheit it will react with carbon monoxide,...