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Smart Coating by Crosslink Stops Corrosion
Monday, April 19, 2010 - 16:09

St. Louis, MO — You don't have to hunt Alaskan King Crab on the treacherous Bering Sea to know the perils of corrosion. Finally, a "smart" coating that protects both our metal and the environment.

Surface Roughness and Measurement
Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 14:02

Surface roughness (also referred to as surface "texture") is the irregularity of finish. Imagine microscopic peaks and valleys, characterized by differences in shape, height and distance of separation (waviness). What's just right for you?

The Conductive Polymer and Forecast for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Mark
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 14:03

Glen Allen, Va — Bandwidth data networking proliferates. And the automotive sector will be a leading driver. Opportunities abound for both designers of products and manufacturers of EMI / RFI shielding coatings, alike. Here, Robert Nolan of NanoMarkets explains why.

NYALIC® clear surface protectant
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 13:22

Marietta, GA — No superhero armor, you say? Fighting the new villain "Whiplash" is not on your to-do list? Well, you don't have to be Tony Stark, Marvel’s® industrialist and master engineer of Iron Man™ 2, to know about this protective finish.

Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Choice Abrasive
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 15:02

Keystone, SD — Rock dust covers you from head to toe. There you are, hanging in a leather sling, over the side of the cliff. The jackhammer in your arms weighs almost half your body weight. Already, it's time to replace another dull bit.

Low Friction Coatings Prevent Surface Damage
Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 11:08

Your equipment sounds noisy. Parts are loosening. Movement nears a halt. Surface damage can show itself in many ways. And it is not always predictable in design, we know. But here you are. What will you do?

Metal Wear from Plastic
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 20:08

Plastic declaring war against your metal? Really, we don't mean the other way around. Your steel shows evidence of adhesive wear. No other source for abrasion is found.

How do you fight back? Is hardening your steel the answer? Maybe it's time to just get a little rougher.

coating problem answered with solution.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 20:45

Your equipment is failing. Productivity is down. And your engineering team grows nervous. It's the fault of the coating, right?

Before you answer or reach for plumber's tape, consider the following three interrelated properties for your own machine design.

Hydrophilic Versus Hydrophobic Low Friction Surface
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:49

Your wet lubricant is not continuous. Periodic separation exposes metal surfaces to dry rub. Did we mention abrasion and extreme pressure? Are you thinking of hydrophobic coatings for lower friction? Better not finalize your product design just yet.

Metals Corrosion and the Marine Environment
Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 17:35

Fasteners and other moving metal parts are the most vulnerable. Once scratched, or worn deeper, surfaces grow active. Electrical potentials increase. A bonanza for corrosion, fatigue, and failure. Now that we're past the doom and gloom, let's see how to fix it.

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