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Life Extension of Chromium Coating and Chromium Alloys

Abstract: 

A process for treating a chromium coating and/or the surface of a chromium alloy to increase hardness, and/or to decrease coefficient of friction; chromium alloys and/or chromium coatings with surfaces having increased hardness and/or decreased coefficient of friction; and, components comprising chromium alloys and/or chromium coatings with surfaces having increased hardness and/or decreased coefficient of friction.

Patent Number: 
6,723,177
Date Of Issue: 
04/20/2004
Inventors: 

Geoffrey Dearnaley; Kevin C. Walter