Innovation in Hard Chrome Plating Tooling at CCAD – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 140403

Problem: Building on results of Phase I, fabricate and test advanced tooling for hard chrome plating for additional selected parts critical at CCAD and measure benefits.

Benefit: Improve quality and efficiency of the plating process; increase throughput; decrease turnaround time.


  1. Design of anodes/racks for an additional seven critical parts commonly plated at CCAD, including parts made of high nickel alloy steel.
  2. Design and implement a generic anode/rack system that can be used to plate a range of critical parts, which are less frequently plated (customized tooling is less likely to be cost-effective for low volume parts).

Impact on Warfighter: Return equipment needing repair or maintenance to service more rapidly.

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Army (Corpus Christi)

Industry Participation:

  • Advanced Tooling Corporation
  • NCMS

Final Report