Learn How Infused Polymers Give Our Engineered Coatings an Edge

To protect metal surfaces from damage, you have several methods to choose from. Many vendors provide surface enhancement offerings that range from plating to powders to paint-on processes, all of which can offer a fair amount of protection. But one advantage these techniques don’t have is a mechanical bond with the surfaces they’re protecting.

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At General Magnaplate, superior customer service is always a top priority. As part of that commitment, we recently identified and analyzed areas where we could improve. Here are the operations we identified, as well as the improvements we're implementing to bolster your customer satisfaction:

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Throughout the oil and gas industry, equipment is prone to unforgiving conditions that can affect performance and reliability. When it comes to preventing galling, seizing, abrasion, corrosion, temperatures or other problems associated with oil and gas applications, engineered coatings like General Magnaplate’s Tufram® and Nedox® can ensure critical parts and machines operate reliably. This video explains how.

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gm frictiongraphic cropWhen 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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When your machine shop creates precise metal parts for demanding industries, failure is not an option. Your vendors must be responsive to your needs as well as those of your customers. Although customer success often depends on the quality of your part, not all coating vendors provide the same level of service.

JC Precision machines complex metal components for both commercial and military applications as well as for the medical and fuel industries. When it’s time for JC Precision to obtain quotes for a project, other coating vendors are often slow to respond. General Magnaplate stands out both for our excellent customer service and attention to detail.

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No matter your industry, there will be times when you need to coat a part — whether to protect it from conditions in its target application, improve its performance, extend its lifetime or simply to enhance its aesthetics. Regardless of the underlying reason, a coated part will have better quality than an uncoated one. But once you’ve determined that you need to coat your part, researching and evaluating the broad scope of available coating options can be daunting.

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This video shows how General Magnaplate fortifies your engineered coating by infusing polymers into the substrate and applying a proprietary sealing process so it becomes an integral part of the new surface.

When it comes to contract manufacturing, relationships matter. Not only must you earn customer trust every day, you must also hope that the companies you partner with to help you serve your customers share your commitment to quality and service. That’s the kind of relationship that Firstex Industries, a global metal parts fabrication company, has established with General Magnaplate. Firstex customers know the company will fulfill an order to their exact specifications and quality standards. And when parts require surface enhancement, Firstex customers appreciate — and ask for — General Magnaplate engineered coatings.

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Electroless Nickel Plating: Understand Your Options

When it comes to protecting parts against corrosion and wear, electroless nickel (EN) plating has been around for a long time—in fact, more than two centuries. When evaluating surface protection methods, it’s often worth considering this tried and true process. This overview will cover the basics of electroless nickel plating and the different types available, plus advantages and disadvantages to help you make a better-informed decision.

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