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The Science Of Precision Coatings
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...

Armoloy Coatings: Purpose-Driven Protection

Armoloy Coatings: Purpose-Driven Protection

Bringing a New Customer-centric Vision to the Coatings Industry from the Standard in Electroplating     Armoloy – long recognized as the miracle coating that extends the life of a host of products and components by simultaneously preventing corrosion and wear while...

Robotic Welding 101

Robotic Welding 101

Before shop managers install a robotic welding and joining system, they should understand its components, their functions and how they relate to welding applications as well as general robotic automation tasks. Advanced intelligence Controls, communication instruments...