Abrasion and Wear Solutions
We continue to engineer better ways to deliver optimum solutions to your abrasion and wear problems. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will work with your company to develop an engineered coating that will produce your desired result. Our state of the art facility utilizes the current technology and resources to achieve the quality you need.
Although there are many answers to abrasion and wear problems, following are some of the coatings and finishes we have engineered for abrasion problems over the past 28 years. They are listed in order of importance as they relate to abrasion and wear coating and finishing applications.
This surface provides superior abrasion and wear resistance with the exceptional hardness of diamond particles. This chromium matrix composite coating brings abrasion and wear protection to a whole new level. Diamond chrome is better than hard chrome alone and superior to titanium nitride. It provides a Rockwell hardness rating in the high 80’s and is also very strippable.
This coating offers superior hardness and excellent abrasion and wear resistance properties. We recommend this solution when you are looking for exceptional durability and abrasion and wear resistance. Hard chrome can be applied over any finishes and will mimic the base material for the desired finish. Hard chrome is especially effective when used in cavities for molds that include phenolic and glass resins.
This electroless nickel cobalt alloy offers excellent abrasion and wear resistance and can be an economical alternative to hard chrome plating. Abrasion tests show that by adding cobalt to the electroless nickel chemistry, NIHARD® offers substantially better wear resistance than electroless nickel. In addition, NIHARD® offers good levels of lubricity, release and corrosion resistance.
This exceptionally hard nickel offers an excellent level of abrasion and wear resistance combined with superior lubricity and release. This electroless nickel phosphorus coating incorporates boron nitride particles and has an extremely low coefficient of friction and a 54 RC hardness, which can be increased to 67 RC after heat treating.
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