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The Science Of Precision Coatings
How Metal Coatings Deliver Cost Savings

How Metal Coatings Deliver Cost Savings

Companies that design, manufacture, or rely on metal parts and equipment—like all businesses—must control costs to maximize their profitability. Consequently, every enhancement to a metal asset must be worth the expense. That rule certainly applies to the application...

Supply Chain: Ensure Your Partners Are Set Up For Success

Supply Chain: Ensure Your Partners Are Set Up For Success

As long as there have been supply chains there have been supply chain disruptions. However, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed just how delicate supply chains can be. No longer are disruptions primarily caused by problems at the source—an issue with the mining of a...

Product Design Mistakes and Contact Fatigue: Types and Prevention

Product Design Mistakes and Contact Fatigue: Types and Prevention

Contact fatigue is a condition in which two metal surfaces that come into contact repeatedly develop internal cracks that lead to surface pitting. It often affects curved surfaces like ball bearings and roller bearings, causing them to lose their smooth-gliding...

Solving for Erosive Metal Failure

Solving for Erosive Metal Failure

Under certain conditions, unprotected metal erodes. That is a fact. However, for companies that design, manufacture, or use metal parts, tools, devices, or equipment, there are two ways to deal with that fact. The first is to see the gradual deterioration of metal...

Diagnosing Erosive vs. Corrosive Metal Failure

Diagnosing Erosive vs. Corrosive Metal Failure

For the designers, manufacturers, purchasers, and users of metal parts, tools, devices, and equipment, it is crucial to understand the forces that are continually at work trying to break them down. Two of those common forces are erosion and corrosion. The similarity...

How Chromium Coatings Reduce Friction

How Chromium Coatings Reduce Friction

Chromium coatings are proven to protect metal tools, instruments, and machines. They do this by counteracting the four primary forces that can lead to metal failure: corrosion, contact fatigue, erosion, and abrasion.  With abrasion and mechanical wear...

How Is Metal Damage Hurting Your Business?

How Is Metal Damage Hurting Your Business?

Metal damage and metal failure have been factors in how effectively and profitably businesses operate as long as metal tools and equipment have been used. In fact, it is such a “fact of life” in many industries that companies—especially those that have been in...

ASTM Testing Process: What Armoloy Tests and Why

ASTM Testing Process: What Armoloy Tests and Why

Among the many tests Armoloy conducts on its advanced coatings are a variety of assessments to confirm compliance with ASTM standards. Formed in 1898, and formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM is an international organization that...

Why Metal Coatings Should Factor Into the Design Process

Why Metal Coatings Should Factor Into the Design Process

Benjamin Franklin famously made the observation that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He was talking about fire prevention, specifically, but the proverb has rightly taken on a more universal meaning.  It is particularly relevant when it comes...