ID honed and OD chrome plated tube - Leading Manufacturer

Product General Introduction

The ID honed and OD chrome plated tube, also known as ID honed chrome plated hollow bar, is a specialized type of chrome plated tube with ID honed or special type of honed tube with OD chrome plated, that offers enhanced precision, durability, and surface quality. The ID honed tube with OD chrome plated usually is used to manufacture telescopic hydraulic cylinders.

This article explores the popular standards, size range, materials used, characteristics, applications, and how to buy ID honed and chrome OD tubes.

ID honed and chrome plated od tube

Popular Standards:

ID honed and chrome OD tubes are manufactured according to various international standards to ensure quality and compatibility. Some popular standards include ASTM A513, DIN 2391, EN 10305-1, and JIS G3445. These standards specify the dimensional tolerances, chemical composition, and mechanical properties of the tubes.

Size Range:

Our factory’s ID honed and chrome OD tubes are available in a wide range of sizes to cater to various applications. The size range typically includes:

Inner diameters (ID) from 6mm to 350mm;

Outer diameters (OD) from 10mm to 450mm. 

Length of the ID honed & OD chrome plated tube can be supplied in fixed lengths, the max length can be 12 meters.

We also produce and supply imperial sizes (inch sizes) of ID honed OD chrome plated tube, ranging from OD 0.375 inch to 18 inches.


The tubes are usually made from high-quality materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, or alloy steel. The choice of material depends on the intended application and the required strength, corrosion resistance, and other mechanical properties.

Here below is the most popularly used materials we supply.

  • ST52.3 / E355
  • CK45 / SAE 1045
  • SAE 4140 / 42CrMo

Characteristics of ID honed OD chrome plated tube

ID honed and chrome OD tubes possess several notable characteristics that make them suitable for diverse applications. Some key features include:

  1. Precision Honing: The inner surface of the tube undergoes a honing process, resulting in a smooth and precisely finished bore. This honing enhances the dimensional accuracy, improves surface finish, and ensures uniformity along the entire length of the tube.
  2. Chrome Plating: The outer surface of the tube is coated with a layer of hard chrome through electroplating. This chrome plating provides excellent corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and hardness. It also contributes to a visually appealing, mirror-like finish.
  3. High Strength: The choice of materials used, combined with the honing and chrome plating, results in tubes with enhanced strength and durability.
  4. Tight Tolerances: ID honed and chrome OD tubes are manufactured with strict adherence to precise tolerances, ensuring consistent dimensions and reliable performance.


The ID honed and chrome OD tubes find applications across a wide range of industries and sectors. Some common uses include:

  1. Hydraulic Systems: These tubes are widely employed in hydraulic cylinders and piston rods, where their precision, durability, and corrosion resistance are essential.
  2. Pneumatic Systems: ID honed and chrome OD tubes are utilized in pneumatic cylinders, ensuring smooth operation, reduced friction, and resistance to wear.
  3. Industrial Machinery: They are utilized in various industrial machinery and equipment, such as linear motion systems, machine tools, and conveyors, to facilitate accurate movement and minimize friction.
  4. Automotive Components: The tubes are employed in applications such as shock absorbers, steering columns, and suspension systems, where their strength and surface quality are crucial.

How to Buy:

ID honed and chrome OD tubes can be purchased from specialized tubing suppliers, industrial equipment suppliers, or manufacturers who produce precision tubes. Online platforms and industrial trade shows are also excellent sources for exploring different options and suppliers. It is advisable to choose reputable suppliers with a track record of delivering high-quality products and excellent customer service.

Our factory is a high quality leading manufacturer of ID honed OD chrome plated tube. We have more than 25 years’ experience in producing & supplying OD chrome plated ID honed tubes to many customers in China and abroad.

To buy ID honed OD chrome plated tube, customer only need to send an email to us, with information of below, to ask for a commercial quotation.

Here is an example:

ID honed tube, OD chrome plated, material ST52.3, OD 180 mm x ID 160 mm, Length 6000 mm, Chrome thickness min 20 microns.

Contact information

Contact Person: Osmond Lee

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +86-1861-2706-695

 OD chrome plated ID honed tube


ID honed and chrome OD tubes offer superior precision, durability, and surface quality for a wide range of applications. Their precision honing, chrome plating, and adherence to popular standards make them reliable and versatile components in hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, industrial machinery, and automotive applications. When seeking these tubes, it is important to consider the desired size range, material, and reputable suppliers to ensure optimal performance.

OD chrome plated ID honed tube