Diamond Chrome™

The most abrasive applications call for Diamond Chrome, a rock star among advanced coating materials. Diamond Chrome will increase your tool, mold, or component's surface hardness while significantly reducing friction.

For Your Most Abrasive Applications

Nanometer-sized diamond particles are co-deposited with chrome plating for long-lasting abrasion protection with excellent lubricity and release.

0.15

Coefficient of Friction

85+ (up to 1200 Knoop)

Rockwell Hardness

130°F

Applied Temperature

-300°F to 1,600°F

Max Operating Temperature

0.00004 to 0.002”

Plating Thickness

Under 4 x 10 (to the -5)” (0.0004 to 0.0006 mm)

Diamond Micro-Particle Size

0.05 – 0.50% of mass content

Diamond Micro-Particle Content

corrosion resistance rating

RELEASE RATING

ABRASION resistance rating

Additional Diamond Chrome Benefits

Application possible in up to .002” thickness.

Abrasion protection is at least 25% better than hard chrome plating and superior to titanium nitride.

Application is at very low temperatures to any ferrous or non-ferrous substrate, resulting in no compromise to the metal shape or size.

Why Diamond Chrome Rules Resistance Coatings

Diamond Chrome contains nano-sized diamond particles that make it the most wear-resistant coating and the best solution for abrasive applications. Use our Coating Comparison Tool to see how Diamond Chrome stacks up against other Bales coatings. Compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

A Real Diamond Chrome Success Story

Before

After

From start to finish, it was a pleasure working with Bales.

Pete Laubmeier, Sales Engineer at Plastic Ingenuity INC.

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Case Study: The right coating and process is key to boosting productivity

One of the largest custom thermoformers in North America prides itself on being solutions-oriented when working with customers and appreciates how Bales took the same approach in solving their complex challenges. “We take the time to develop the right solutions for our customers, and we expect our vendors to do the same for us,” says Pete Laubmeier, Sales Engineer.

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