Normally wear is associated with material loss, which can deteriorate the function of the component. Abrasive wear is quite common. It can be prevented or reduced by hardening the the surfaces, providing a lubricant (either wet or dry), and preparing the surface finish (RMS) to meet the needs of the forces, stresses and environment of the application. NASA, Lewis Lab, has acutaly found the too smooth a surface can increase wear by increasing the contact of two surfaces (RMS finishes under 4-5 on loaded planes increases frictional contact and produces more wear than 8-10 finish). Corrosive wear caused by oxidation of chemical attacks, can be prevented and reduced by encapsulating the component. Most often, there is a combination of the mechanical and chemical processes operating separately or together which produce wear. The synergism between the two conditions cause sever material loss much greater than taken alone.

Wear Protection Coatings Applied by Micro Surface Corp:

Coating: Best Used For:
WS2 (Tungsten Disulfide)
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Plastic Tooling
  • Release for Plastic Molding
  • Bearing Dry Lubication
  • Industrial
  • Reduction in coefficient of friction to .035
  • Eliminates cold welding of PVD on PVD coatings or Chrome on Chrome
  • Food Processing
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial Release
  • Sealing Applications
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2)
  • Long Wear Life for Automotive & Defense Department/Military
  • Excellent Corrosion Protection
  • Chemical Resistance
Nickel Teflon® (Nicklon)
  • Industrial Corrosion
  • Industrial Release
Nickel Teflon® Plus (Nicklon Plus)
  • Plastic Mold Release
  • Rubber Mold Release
  • Release for Resins and Compounds
  • High hardness for 10% - 15% glass filled resins
  • Low coefficient of friction to .085.
Codiac - Nickel Silicon Carbide
  • Extreme Wear & Abrasion Resistance
  • Plastic Tooling
  • Plastic Molds
  • Gages
  • 3 times harder than Chrome plating with twice the corrosion resistance
  • Excellent for highly abrasive environments up to 40% glass filled.
  • Extreme Chemcial Corrosion Resistance