Coatings for Friction and Wear

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TOLEDO, OH—Design engineers, in a diversity of applications, choose thermal spray coatings to add surface properties not attainable in wrought or cast alloys.

“The most outstanding feature of thermal spray coatings,” explains Michael Wilson, Sales and Service Manager for Hale Performance Coatings, (HPC) “is so little heat is involved.” He adds, “substrate metallurgy is unaffected and the risk of distortion is avoided.”

For hard bearing surfaces, High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) ceramic-metallic (cermet) coatings, such as tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide-cobalt, finish ground also by HPC, are ideal.

When higher temperature materials are needed, HPC also offers plasma-applied ceramics, such as chromium oxide—proven solutions to abrasive or erosive wear of piston rods, mixer screws, compressor air seals and stators.

Thermal spray coatings from Hale Performance Coatings are environmentally-friendly and solve mechanical, electrical and corrosion problems for lower costs of production and extended hardware life.


Hale Performance Coatings has been protecting metal surfaces from wear, friction, and corrosion for over seventy years, spanning three generations. First a pioneer in hard chrome plating technology, Hale Performance Coatings continues to evolve in metal finishing technology for exceptional surface performance and environmental stewardship.

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