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Hardness Platings

The hardness of plated coatings tends to be higher than that of metals produced through melting processes. Certain plating types are recognized for their hardness, including chromium plating, nickel-tungsten alloy plating, and electroless nickel plating. Additionally, in noble metals, rhodium plating and palladium cobalt alloy plating are known for their hardness.

Hard plating finds extensive use in industrial applications due to its excellent abrasion resistance. Chromium plating and electroless nickel plating are commonly employed for this purpose. Chromium plating is valued not only for its hardness but also for its lubricity, making it suitable for applications where reduced friction is important. On the other hand, electroless nickel plating is favored for precise dimensional products as it can achieve uniform thickness during plating.

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