OEM MACHINE TOOLS
Extend the Life of Your Components with ARMOLOY® Thin Dense Chromium Coating
Armoloy Chromium coatings provide outstanding wear and corrosion protection for machine tools of all types. The Armoloy process ensures the deposition of precise (normally .0001” to .0003” thick) deposits of 99% chromium to virtually any metal surface, with the exception of Aluminum, Magnesium and Titanium. This low friction, nodular surface finish is highly beneficial for metal-to-metal contact between machine tool components. For minimal friction designs, Armoloy should be applied to all metal surfaces that are in moving contact with one another.
Since Armoloy is a cold processing technology (<180 degress F.) the base metal will not be annealed or distorted, and the risk of hydrogen embrittlement will be minimized. Armoloy chromium coatings are particularly beneficial to those base metals that have been hardened in the anticipation of high wear… in these cases the surface hardness can be increased to HRC 78. Armoloy coatings can be applied to nitride surfaces. All nitrided components submitted for Armoloy processing should be clearly identified.
The mold components that have been treated with Armoloy most often include: