Thin ceramic for titanium that prevents hydrogen embrittlement

Canadize® is a synergistic coating that protects titanium alloy parts against wear, abrasion, adhesion, galling and seizing. Canadize not only lowers the coefficient of friction of titanium substrates but also prevents hydrogen embrittlement.

Permanently dry lubricated. Canadize is available with a variety of dry lubricants or can be combined with proprietary polymers. Canadize's inherent lubricity reduces surface friction, allowing the free flow of liquids while resisting contamination over a wide temperature range.

Ultra-low COF. Canadize's coefficient of friction is 0.15 against materials in the 4-8 RMS range. COF can be reduced to as low as 0.04 when combined with selected polymers or dry lubricants.

Technical advantages

Canadize exhibits superior properties compared to other common industry processes such as titanium anodizing.

Canadize titanium anodizing
  • An operating temperature range from -200°F (-129°C) to 1200°F (649°C)
  • Coating thicknesses from 0.0001 to 0.0006 inches
  • A hardness of Rc 45
  • Exceeds requirements of AMS 2488
  • Hydrogen-free, fracture-free coating
  • Excellent heat transfer
  • High fatigue strength
  • Chemical and corrosion protection
Type Wear Corrosion Lubricity Anti-Stick Temperature USDA and FDA
Canadize NO
Ratings are meant for reference only. For specific application recommendations contact the General Magnaplate technical staff.

Ideal applications

  • Aerospace components
  • Aircraft components
  • Ordnance, torpedoes and rapid-fire weaponry
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Packaging equipment
  • Undersea crafts
  • Desalination tubing
  • Construction
  • Power tools
  • Valves

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