Ask the Expert Question-and-Answer Archive
(Hard Chrome Plating)
by Randy Taylor, Advanced Tooling Corporation
Available Hard Chrome Finishes
Q. Looking for a catalog or information on the different types of finishes available. By this I mean, what is simple anodized, bright polished, ultra polished, grain patterns. What is the best source for this information?
A. Lynn, try contacting "Metal Finishing Magazine" at the following firstname.lastname@example.org depending on your level of interest, you might want to subscribe to the annual Metal Finishing Guidebook. I've been a satisfied member for years.
There are several other worthy organizations and technical authorities providing a broad range of related subjects, literature and process information. If MF doesn't get the job done for you, let me know I can dig up a few more.