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Our surface-enhancement coatings impart corrosion protection, chemical resistance, super-hardness and dry lubrication to a variety of industrial machines and components.



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From extruders to dies to knives, our USDA- and FDA-compliant engineered coatings can eliminate food adhesion, wear and lubricants, which helps keep your food processing equipment running clean.



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By protecting moving machine components from wear and providing release properties where needed, engineered coatings can drastically reduce packaging machine downtime and increase yields.



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Our engineered coatings have proven themselves in the most demanding downhole applications, protecting oil and gas tooling from galling, abrasion, impact and corrosion.


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If you need coefficient of friction values for your engineering calculations, General Magnaplate's Friction Calculator web application can help. The application provides static and dynamic coefficients of friction (COF) for more than 200 pairings of commonly used materials and engineered coatings.

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General Magnaplate, a global leader in engineered coatings technology, has announced that Ashley Saunders Russo has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Russo has been responsible for consolidating Magnaplate's operations through the merging of the Linden, New Jersey and the Arlington, Texas facilities and will continue to oversee ongoing business operations. Candi Aversenti will retain her position as CEO and Edmund Aversenti will stay on as president.

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Preventing Component Wear Starts With Understanding Coefficient of Friction

When two objects make contact with each other, there's going to be resistance, or friction, between the surfaces. Friction causes wear and affects the performance and operating life of components, so it’s important to minimize it. Although there’s no way to predict friction behavior with 100 percent certainty, understanding the coefficient of friction (CoF) of surface materials is critical when developing mitigation strategies for your parts.

What Is Coefficient of Friction?

CoF is a ratio of the force required to move one material over another to the total force pressing the surfaces together. It's expressed as two numbers: the static friction, or force, needed to start the movement, as well as kinetic friction, or the force required to move the object once it's in motion.

In order to reduce sliding wear caused by friction, you need a strategy to lower CoF, minimizing wear and saving energy since a lower CoF means less force is needed to move the components. Because two surfaces with the same hardness wearing against each other can deteriorate under modest loads, the generally accepted approach is to make one surface harder than the other. Options can range from oil and grease lubricants to advanced surface enhancement coatings.

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