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U.S. Chrome Delivers Cutting Edge Industry News Updates

U.S. Chrome brings cutting edge industry news directly to you. As your premier resource, we believe in delivering you the latest information on upcoming events, awards, product press releases, innovative industry advancements and much more! With U.S. Chrome you’re the first to hear of exciting industry news. Check back often as our cylinder plating specialists are constantly updating our news section.

AIMExpo 2017

See Our Cylinder Plating Experts at the Convention! September 21-24 2017, Columbus, OH US Chrome will be representing our cutting edge cylinder plating services this year at the American International Motorcycle Expo, widely considered North America’s premier powersports trade show. In its fifth year, 2017 marks the first time the event will be hosted in Columbus Ohio, at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event’s move from Orlando, FL to Columbus, OH places it squarely in the middle of North America’s highest concentration of motorcycle manufacturers, retailers, parts dealers and fabricators. US Chrome will be among hundreds of exhibitors housed in the center’s newly expanded…

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Alabama FSAE Crimson Racing Excels with U.S. Chrome

Alabama FSAE Crimson Racing Excels with Cylinder Plating from US Chrome US Chrome are pleased to count the University of Alabama’s Formula SAE Crimson Racing team as one our cylinder bore plating success stories. Crimson Racing has entered Michigan’s FSAE competition for the past three years, achieving its highest ever placement at 17th place in the 2017 competition. Thanks to great engineering, dedication of team members, and quality engine plating, Crimson Racing set a university record in the process. US Chrome Cylinder Plating Produces More Power The Crimson Racing team reused an engine from their 2015 entry, which was fitted with a Yamaha R6 super bike engine from the mid-2000s. After installing high compression 13.5:1 pistons and a thinner head gasket, they were able to improve compression to 170 psi…

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U.S. Chrome of Wisconsin: Wheel of Thunder’s April 2016 Magazine Feature Story

It comes as no surprise that U.S. Chrome of Wisconsin was chosen as the feature story in the April 2016 issue of Wheels of Thunder All Motor Sports Magazine™. U.S. Chrome, founded by Roger Reath and Lou Raymond, stays in the family today – owned and managed by Scott Reath, Roger Reath’s grandson. Starting its rise to leadership in the cylinder plating industry in the 1940’s, U.S. Chrome made its first impressions on manufacturers during World War II, developing a chrome plating for military hardware that was thicker and harder than other products available on the market. Rifle barrels, chainsaw cylinder bores, Bridgeport Mill saddles and ways, Mercury Marine cylinder bores, and air-cooled Kohler Engine blocks were some of the more popular products to benefit from U.S. Chromes revolutionary advances in plating technology…

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Farrell Wins Two Races, Loikits Clinches ASRA Superstock Title At Blackhawk Farms Raceway

From a press release issued by ASRA/CCS: AMA Sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire September 26, 2015 Blackhawk Farms Raceway South Beloit, IL South Beloit, IL– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire joined the Championship Cup Series Mid-West Series Final at Blackhawk Farms Raceway to say hello to Fall and goodbye to the 2015 season for the CCS racers in the Mid-West.. With 157 riders accounting for 576 entries the season finale at Blackhawk Farms was looking like the days of old and Jason Farrell did his best to give the crowd a good dose of déjà vu with two wins on his Kawasaki ZX6R 636. First out for the afternoon finals was SuperStock and it was Jason Farrell with the holeshot, leaving the rest of the field to battle it out for second position behind the Kawasaki rider…

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Sedona Tire and Wheels Competition Mud Pit

Sedona Tire & Wheel ‘competition mud pit’ will challenge riders EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – There will be plenty of spirited action in the competition mud pit presented by Sedona Tire & Wheel for fans to enjoy during the Trig’s Smokehouse UTV/ATV World Championship Derby at Eagle River, Wis. The family-friendly activities featuring oval and short course racing, mud pits and lots more will take place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30 at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track.

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Chevrolet Corvette CR7 Victory at 2015 Le Mans

US Chrome is proud to be a part of Corvette Racing’s success at the 2015 Le Mans 24 hour GTE Pro race! Le Mans is the ultimate test when it comes to automotive motorsport endurance. Competitors need durable, reliable components capable of withstanding 24 hours of race level performance. When Corvette Racing chose US Chrome Corporation of Wisconsin to NiCom™ plate their engine liners, we were eager to create a custom solution meeting the rigorous requirements of such a demanding race. Race Highlights Following the crash of the No. 63 CR7, the entire Corvette Racing team rallied around the remaining No. 64 car. In true racing fashion, the team put it all on the line and pushed the remaining car to the limit. After a frantic 24 hours and 337 laps, the No. 64 car won the GTE Pro podium by a momentous 5 laps…

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2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI

Motorcycle and Dirt Bike Cylinder Plating Specialists Highlighted at the Motozone in Tigerton, WI May 1-3, 2015 The motorcycle and dirt bike cylinder plating specialists from U.S. Chrome will be featured at the 2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI. The Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Championship Area Qualifier is the largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship in the world! This major motocross event takes place across 32 states, including Wisconsin. The 2015 AMA Amateur National Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier is taking place in Tigerton, WI Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd at the Motozone. The Motozone in Tigerton, WI has undergone a complete track rebuild for a totally new experience! Some of the track reshaping includes new rhythm sections, elevated corners and off-chambers…

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NiCom Plating: Unique Benefits of The High Tech Cylinder Coating

NiCom Cylinder Coatings: Friction, Hardness, Corrosion, Buildup and Sliding Wear There are a many unique benefits of NiCom plating, including properties like friction, hardness, corrosion, buildup and sliding wear. Below, our cylinder plating specialists explain more about this high-tech cylinder coating and its benefits. NiCom Coating Technical Summary NiCom is a Nickel Silicon Carbide Dispersion Coating. The electro-composite NiCom™ coating consists of a nickel-metal matrix primary phase and/or hard particulate secondary phase, which is dispersed uniformly within it. The NiCom plating process involves electroplating nickel in the presence of hard particulates like SiC, under conditions which permit the hard particulate to co-deposit with the nickel. This results in an electroplated composite material where engineering thickness is achievable for OEM or O&R. NiCom coatings are impressive alternatives to Hard Chromium Plating due …

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U. S. Chrome Sponsored Snowmobile Racer, Matt Schulz, at Eagle River World Championships 2015

Snowmobile Cylinder Plating Specialists at U. S. Chrome Recognize Matt Schulz for His Exceptional Racing in the 2015 Eagle River Championships Our snowmobile cylinder plating specialists are proud to honor U. S. Chrome sponsored snowmobile racer, Matt Schulz #38 for his accomplishments in the 2015 Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby. A native of Wausau, WI , Matt Schulz was born into a family of snowmobile racers. Matt has been winning awards since his rookie year in 2002. Since then, Matt has won or placed Top 3 in more than 10 snowmobile events, including the Eagle River World Championships…

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