Magnaplate HMF is a proprietary, multi-step coating process that produces a mirror-smooth surface with a micro-finish as low as 4 Ra and a low Coefficient of Friction (COF). This coating can obtain a hardness up to 68 Rc and can be applied to ferrous metal, copper or aluminum alloys.
In addition to creating a hard mirror-finish, the total process gives the part permanent lubricity, exceptional abrasion resistance and protection against solvents, corrosion and wear. It also effectively prevents galling and seizing.
Salt spray resistant per ASTM B-117, Magnaplate HMF exceeds 336 hours of corrosion resistance when coated to 0.001 inch or greater, and it provides better chloride protection than chrome plating.
This surface treatment is suitable for a wide variety of applications including pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing, paper and film production, ball valves and seats, and packaging equipment.
Magnaplate HMF provides superior properties when compared to other chrome and bright nickel coatings. Additional features include: