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 continuously testing new products and are actively involved in research projects.

Abstract of our research projects


In a joint research cooperation, COVENTYA and Betz-Chrom have succeeded in developing a stable pilot process for functional coating with chromium(III). The process delivers reproducible hard chrome coatings with high quality. Learn more about hard chrome plating based on trivalent chromium compounds and our new BeGreen Chrome® process.

Efficiency enhancement of air extraction systems

The research project LEGOLAS – “Luftabsaugungstechnische Effizienzsteigerung in der Galvanik – Optimierte Luftführung mittels Abblas- und Saugvorrichtung” aimed at keep contaminated vapors at the electroplating baths away from the worker and the indoor air by means of a combination of blow-off and suction device. The project was carried out and successfully completed in 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-Nuremberg, the chair for Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology of the University Bayreuth and Zitt GmbH & Co. KG.

CAD and 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. When the customer’s components arrive, the necessary fixtures are then already made and the lead time is significantly reduced.

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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The experts in production and logistics support companies worldwide on their way to operational excellence.

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Coventya Ltd.

COVENTYA manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals for the surface finishing industry.

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Automation technology for electroplating plants.

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Society for Tribology e.V.

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

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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.

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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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Maurer Magnetic AG

In close cooperation with Maurer Magnetics, we have discovered a solution to demagnetize components in a process-reliable way.

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Media Soft – Software Technology

ERP system software for surface finishers.

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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).

Betz-Chrom – your partner for strong parts

In the sense of a trustful partnership, you will receive highly qualified technical advice from us that is tailored to your needs. We combine 70 years of experience in surface technology with an innovative and inquisitive corporate culture. Our quality awareness, our occupational health and safety management as well as our measures for environmental protection and energy saving are audited and certified according to DIN standards. As an on-schedule partner with high quality level, we constantly aim to find the optimal process solution for you.