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The Science Of Precision Coatings
Armoloy XADC®: A Perfect Partnership Between Chromium and Diamond

Armoloy XADC®: A Perfect Partnership Between Chromium and Diamond

The title of a James Bond film from decades ago stated that Diamonds Are Forever. While we cannot claim that degree of longevity for metal parts, instruments, tools, or devices coated in Armoloy XADC®, we can state that it is a highly advanced electrodeposited coating...

Armoloy TDC®: The Foundation of the Big 7

Armoloy TDC®: The Foundation of the Big 7

Chromium coatings are so effective at protecting metal surfaces that it is easy to take them for granted. However, were it not for the work of a doctoral student named George Sargent, we might still be using tools, devices, and equipment that are highly vulnerable to...

6 Ways Innovation Benefits Manufacturing Businesses

6 Ways Innovation Benefits Manufacturing Businesses

In manufacturing, sticking with what’s working is an easy and understandable approach. After all, innovation takes time, effort, and capital, all three of which are often in short supply. So, in the short term, the folksy advice that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”...

Better Together: Industrial Lubricants and Chromium Coatings

Better Together: Industrial Lubricants and Chromium Coatings

Many systems and devices used in industrial and manufacturing processes require lubrication to operate correctly. The type of lubricant and how systems incorporate it varies based on the kind of device, the operating environment, and other factors.  There are...

Understanding Lubrication, Bearings, and Chromium Coatings

Understanding Lubrication, Bearings, and Chromium Coatings

Lubrication is one of the most critical factors in the performance of systems with metal surfaces that operate near or in contact with one another. Consequently, it is vital for everyone, from machine operators to business decision-makers, to understand what is...

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...