Research & Development

for the benefit of our customers and the environment

We enthusiastically introduce new technologies into our processes and take advantage of the many possibilities offered by digitization in our craft-based industry. For the benefit of our customers and the environment, we are continually testing new products and are actively involved in research projects.

Abstract of our research projects

Efficiency enhancement of air extraction systems

As a cooperation partner, we are participating in the two-year research project LEGOLAS – “Luftabsaugungstechnische Effizienzsteigerung in der Galvanik – Optimierte Luftführung mittels Abblas- und Saugvorrichtung”. The aim of the research project is to immediately keep contaminated vapors at the electroplating baths away from the worker and the indoor air by means of a combination of a blow-off and suction device. We are pleased about the project partnership with the galvanic system manufacturer Rauch Kunststoff- & Galvanotechnik GmbH (project coordination), the chair for Factory Automation and Production Systems of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, the chair for Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology of the University Bayreuth and Zitt GmbH & Co. KG , The project started on July 1, 2019.  Learn more.

BlueCr (Trivalent Hard Chrome Electrolyte)

In cooperation with the company Atotech, first sample components were coated in the BluCr test bath. The parts are now being examined by an authorized specialist company in order to scientifically assess the layer properties.

CAD und 3D Printing

In order to shorten the lead time of the customer components at our company, in the case of complex geometries the actual steel component is made of plastic using customer drawings, CAD software and 3D printing. These replacement models serve as a working basis in fixture construction. By the time the customer components arrive, the necessary fixtures have already been produced. By using our 3D printer to build fixtures, we save plastic waste.

Coating Simulation

In cooperation with Elsyca, we can simulate the theoretical chrome deposition on complex parts by using 3D software. By optimizing the fixture construction with data from the simulation we can positively influence the flow behavior in the component.

Platinum Plated Titanium Anodes

Titanium anodes instead of lead anodes lead to an increase in the quality of the hard chrome layer. As a result, more even layer thicknesses and better surface qualities can be achieved. This makes internal chrome plating of diameters less than 8 mm possible.

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Abstract of our cooperation partners

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Company Topocrom

The two companies maintain the transfer of technological expertise for demanding challenges in surface refinement.

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Zentrum für Oberflächentechnik Schwäbisch Gmünd

Cooperation with the Zentrum für Oberflächentechnik Schwäbisch Gmünd (centre for surface technology).

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Company Maurer Magnetic AG

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Chair of Materials Technology, Ruhr University Bochum

Betz-Chrom realises coatings for the Chair of Materials Technology of Ruhr University Bochum.

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Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.

Betz-Chrom is a member of the Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. (society for tribology).

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Ditec

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Media Soft - Software Technology

ERP system software for surface finishers.

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Institute for Electroplating and Surface Treatments Solingen GmbH & Co. KG

IGOS assists us as an independent and competent partner for surface examinations.

Betz-Chrom – your partner for strong parts

In the spirit of a trustful partnership, you will receive highly qualified technical advice from us that is tailored to your needs. We combine over 65 years of experience in surface technology with an innovative and inquisitive corporate culture. Our quality awareness and our commitment to the environment is TÜV-approved and certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 as well as DIN EN ISO 50001: 2018 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. As an on-schedule partner with high quality standards, we constantly aim to find the optimal process solution for you.

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