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The Science Of Precision Coatings
Chromium Coatings: Setting the Record Straight

Chromium Coatings: Setting the Record Straight

It is common for people to find fault with the materials used in manufacturing. In some instances, their criticisms are accurate and warranted. In others, the critics are simply misinformed. An example of the latter is the chromium coating that can be applied to...

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...