Cylinder Plating, Diamond Honing, Piston Coatings and Other Industry News

US 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.

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Dirt Bike Riding Best Practices

Operating Tips Protective Gear Always wear appropriate clothing and protective gear when riding your dirt bike. This gear includes: • Helmet • Gloves • Sturdy Footwear • Eye Protection • Full Length Pants   Pre-Ride Inspection Conducting a pre-ride inspection can help avoid failure during operation and make sure you stay safe during your ride. Be sure to check the following for wear or improper operation: • Tires • Lights • Oil and Fuel Levels • Controls • Switches • Chains and Chassis   Safe Riding Practices After you have inspected your bike, it’s time for your ride. Here are some additional tips to make your experience more safe and enjoyable: • Never ride alone so that you can assist each other in the event of an accident or breakdown • Wear bright colored clothing or reflective gear to increase your visibility to others … Read the entire Article

U.S. Chrome Information On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With global partners, US Chrome understands that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting everyone around the world. We continue to closely monitor these developments and are taking steps at each of our facilities to ensure the safety and wellness of our employees as well as the general public. We are also implementing the following: Ceasing public access to the facility. Offering virtual meetings in lieu of face-to-face meetings. Promoting employee awareness on health and safety measures. Adjusting company travel to business-essential activities. Rescheduling certain events. Cleaning areas where there is often contact on any deliveries. Operations Status US Chrome provides metal finishing services at every one of our locations and to multiple manufacturing markets deemed essential. Our services are used in military/defense, aerospace, energy production, agriculture and food production manufacturing. Because we are an integral part of the supply chain needed to service essen… Read the entire Article

Come See US Chrome at the Eagle River World Snowmobile Derby

Come To Eagle River, WI on January 17-19th US Chrome is returning to the famous Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, WI. Come visit our staff in the expo hall all weekend! This is one of our favorite events. Don't miss it! Read the entire Article

US Chrome at the Performance Racing Trade Show

Come Visit Scott and Ryan at Booth #2115! December 11-14, 2019. Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center This December US Chrome will be taking our nickel composite NiCom cylinder platings to the Performance Racing Trade Show in Indianapolis. We’re honored to be representing our company there at the 32nd annual convention. You can find us at booth #2115. When the racing industry gathers in Indianapolis this December, US Chrome will be exhibiting alongside 1,100 companies from over 70 countries and all 50 states. We’re looking forward to showing off our product and meeting industry professionals from NASCAR cup teams to racers from local circuits. Read the entire Article

2019 Loretta Lynns National Motocross Championship

US Chrome & Loretta Lynns National Motocross Championship US Chrome will be Exhibiting at the Loretta Lynns National Motocross Championships in Hurricane Mills Tennessee the Week of JULY 29- AUG 3 2019! Come to our booth for money saving promotions, valuable tech tips, and more info on dirt bike cylinder plating!! US Chrome Sponsored Rider: Kaysyn Callies Photo credit: Shawsome Moto Photography/June Shaw Read the entire Article

Vintage World Snowmobile Championship Derby 2019

US Chrome Returns to Vintage World Snowmobile Championship Derby US Chrome is excited to announce our return to the Vintage World Snowmobile Championship Derby in Eagle River, WI. The event will take place January 11-13. Come visit our booth at the Expo Hall! Get valuable promotional items, tech tips, learn about our snowmobile cylinder plating services, or just stop and say hello! Read the entire Article

US Chrome to be Exhibitor at SEMA

We are excited to announce that for the first time in our history US Chrome will be an exhibitor at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Come visit us in Booth 37001 at the Las Vegas Convention Center between Oct 30 - Nov 3. Check us out at SEMA and learn more about our patented Nikasil Coating, our cylinder plating services, our cylinder services and more! The SEMA Show is the absolute pinnacle of aftermarket and specialty parts and services in the world of motorsport. Dealers and customers from across the world flock to Las Vegas to exhibit and witness the latest and greatest in motorsport technology.  Read the entire Article

U.S. Chrome to be Exhibitor at AIMExpo 2018

U.S. Chrome Corporation, an industry leader in composite and green coating technologies, will be an exhibitor at AIMExpo 2018 in Las Vegas from October 11 – 14. Come visit us at Booth #2943. The American International Motorcycle Expo brings industry, press, dealers and consumers together on one stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. AIMExpo delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C.  Read the entire Article

U.S. Chrome Corporation to be an Exhibitor at IMTS 2018

(Stratford, CT  8/3/2018): U.S. Chrome Corporation, an industry leader in electroplating and an innovator in composite and green coating technologies, will be an exhibitor at IMTS 2018 in Chicago, in the Surface Technology USA pavilion, this September 10 – 15. IMTS is North America’s largest industry-leading manufacturing show, attracting more than 115,000 participants from 117 countries.  IMTS 2018 will assemble over 2,400 premier companies in the metalworking industry, like U.S. Chrome, to provide participants with the latest solutions and innovations in manufacturing and metal finishing technology.  IMTS 2018 will feature more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and more. The event covers the entire spectrum of industrial surface treatment and finishing from cleaning and pre-treatment to coatings, paint finishes and electroplating. U.S. Chrome Corporation will be located at booth #122013 at the Surface Techno… Read the entire Article

US Chrome Represents at Performance Racing Industry Conference

Leading Cylinder Plating Company Returns to Trade Show for 30th Anniversary Thursday, Dec 7: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Dec 8 : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 9 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. US Chrome returns to the PRI Trade Show on December 7 – 9 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Ryan and Scott will represent US Chrome among hundreds of industry leaders in presenting emerging technologies and products to racing professionals and hobbyists. For the trade show's 30th anniversary, PRI has introduced a new “Featured Products” showcase, allowing motorsport companies to exhibit their latest products and services. Attendees will see the best products the industry has to offer, so be sure to seek out US Chrome for the latest in cylinder plating tech! You’ll find US Chrome at booth #2609—right near the Valvoline Booth in the Green Hall. Read the entire Article

US Chrome at AIMExpo

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 1.8 million square foot floor plan. Attendees will experience innovative product showcases, dealer seminars, new product launches and the opportunity to interface with leaders in the industry, including the motorcycle cylinder experts at US Chrome. Come check out our booth! You&… Read the entire Article

FSAE Racing Success

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. After cylinder replating from U.S. Chrome, and switching back to the stock pistons, they increased compression pressure to 240 psi. These adjustments yielded a 20% po… Read the entire Article

US Chrome at the UTV and ATV Derby Championships

Chrome Plating Booth Eagle River US Chrome will be exhibiting at the UTV and ATV Derby Championships at the Derby Track in Eagle River WI August 18-20, 2017. Please stop by our booth in manufacture city to discuss how we can restore your engine’s performance, save you a lot of $$, and improve reliability and horsepower on all of your powersport machines! Talk to our chrome plating specialists to learn more about cylinder boring, replating and piston coating.   Read the entire Article

Nikasil Cylinder Plating Services from US Chrome of Wisconsin

We offer Boring & Honing too! Providing Cylinder Services for Any Power Sport Engine Falling in love with your vehicle is common with all power sport enthusiasts. Whether your cylinders are worn or streaked, you want to improve the performance of your engine with Nikasil plated cylinders, or you’re looking for fairly priced used/refurbished cylinders, count on US Chrome. We understand how important it is to restore compression in your engine for increased horsepower and peak performance. Our cylinder services are for a variety of power sport vehicles - snowmobiles, motorcycles, karts, ATVs, dirt bikes, and more – and reputable for keeping racers in the lead. Power Sport Vehicles Benefit from US Chrome’s Cylinder Plating and Boring Services When you’re seeking a top notch cylinder plating process for your power-vehicle - whether it’s a snowmobile, dirt bike, ATV/UTV, sport bike, or watercraft - turn to US Chrome of Wisconsin. Our Nikasil plating se… Read the entire Article

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. U.S Chrome of Wisconsin took their game to the next level in 1996 when they created NiCom, a Nickel Silicon Carbide composite used for superi… Read the entire Article


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