Coating Services for Friction & Noise Reduction, Mold Release, and Corrosion Protection
Micro Surface Corporation is an ISO 9001:2015 certified engineered coating services firm that began in the early 1980's located in the midwest an hour outside of Chicago, Illinois. Micro Surface successfully transferred technology from NASA to the commercial market and utilized other aerospace developments and university research programs to to improve performance by lowering friction, protecting from wear & corrosion and enhancing mold release. Since launching the business with the Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) coating technology, Micro Surface expanded to offer other coatings such as Teflon® (PTFE), Xylan®, Powder Coating, Nicklon and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) to a variety of components from the medical, plastic, automotive, food processing and chemical industries.
The Global Leader in Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) coating
Micro Surface is the global leader in Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) coating and for over 30 years has applied it to the AMS2530 & DOD-L-85645 standards and lead the way with its use in a variety of applications. With a thickness of only 1/2 micron and an operating temperature of up to 1,200°F it is an excellent coating to reduce friction and noise without needing to resize components. MSC recently completed an initial round of testing on bearings coated with WS2 and a standard stock set which showed the Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) coated bearings lasted much longer and endured more rigorous testing conditions than the uncoated bearings while requiring a significantly lower level of torque and ran at a lower operating temperature.
Low Friction Coatings
Several coatings can be used for lubrication. Low friction coatings such as Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) or Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) are used most often but in different applications. Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) is used where close tolerances, high heat, or clean room environments are present. The MoS2 coating is used more as a sacrificial coating where "wear in" is necessary and a thicker coating is desirable.
Release coatings are developed to address specific applications from rubber molding, thermoplastic molding and extrusion, adhesives or food stuffs. In addition to improving release they also protect against corrosion and improve resin flow 3 - 9%. FDA, NSF, USDA, and Agri Canada approved coatings are proven products that work in multiple applications and environments.
Teflon® Coating Service
A versatile offering of non-stick coatings designed for many applications which provide increased release, durability, low friction and heat resistance. Distinctive properties offered by PTFE, PFA, FEP, & ETFE coatings offer solutions for many applications.
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Coatings
Military spec low friction dry film lubricant that prevents corrosion, galling, seizing and fretting to extend wear life when operating at temperatures between -350°F and +500°F.
Wear Protection Coatings
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.
Xylan® Coating Service
Micro Surface Corp has been recognized by Whitford as a recommended coater for their Xylan, Eterna, Quantianium, and other products.
Corrosion Protection Coatings
Corrosion is caused by many factors but the most common is the environment in which the parts function. From salt spray at sea to chemical attacks, coatings can provide different levels of resistance from 500 hours to 5,000 hours. The use of Hylar, Kynar, Fusion Bonded epoxies, latex or matrix plating's of nickel with Teflon, Boron, or Silicon Carbide address multiple applications from pharmaceutical, food processing, oil or gas exploration, military, to automotive. Micro Surface offers a complete family of solutions for corrosion issues.
Powder Coating Service
Powder coating is an excellent solution for corrosion protection, to imrove metal appearance, protect against UV damage, and also for some non-stick applications. Difficult masking projects and special effects projects are those that are easily addressed by our staff of professionals. Our variety of guns and 5 ovens allows us to be flexible and attentive to your needs to produce a top-quality finish. Our multiple shifts allow for quick turnaround times to meet your production schedules.