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Prepare for PFAS Rules With Magnaplate's Surface Treatments

Magnaplate 10K coatings deliver the protective characteristics your parts need without PFAS chemicals.

How Magnaplate Surface Treatments Help Optimize Uptime for Valuable Semiconductor Equipment

Magnaplate surface treatments protect semiconductor equipment in vacuum environments against corrosion, friction, abrasion, contamination and sticking.

Prevent a Hot Mess - How Our CS-1331 Coatings Wipe Away PVC Residue

General Magnaplate’s CS-1331 is a lubricious coating type that offers PVC release and proven thermal stability at up to 500°F.

Surface Treatments Take the Heat To Prevent Fabric Bonding Cylinders From Sticking

General Magnaplate surface treatments can improve the release properties of textile rollers and other converting machine parts for greater productivity.

When Plastic Assembly Gets Hot, Nedox Turns Up the Protection

Nedox® delivers excellent non-stick properties, easy cleanup and abrasion resistance for heat stake machine components.

How to Bolster the Benefits of Anodized Aluminum Surface Treatments

General Magnaplate’s Tufram coatings combine the advantages of hard anodizing with engineered enhancements to give your aluminum parts optimal protection.

Embroidery Machine Builder Overcomes Corrosion and Wear Issues Using Our Coating

Learn how an embroidery machine maker relies on an engineered coating from General Magnaplate to prevent corrosion and wear issues.

Anodizing Aluminum Parts - Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs will help answer some of the basic questions you may have about anodizing aluminum parts to give them greater reliability and durability.

How to Select the Best Engineered Coating for Your Aluminum Parts

Tufram and Nedox engineered coatings are appropriate for a wide range of applications involving aluminum parts.

Why Engineered Coatings Are Important For Your MRO Strategy

When you want to get the most out of your worn parts, let General Magnaplate engineered coatings be part of your MRO strategy.

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.

Delivering the Right Coating and Service for a Precision Machine Shop

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.

How An Early Partnership With Your Coating Supplier Provides Benefits

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.

Video - Our Engineered Coating Process

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.

Engineered Coatings Add To a Contract Manufacturer’s Success

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.

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.

Inside General Magnaplate’s Culture of Continuous Improvement

When you learn that a company has earned AS9100 certification, you know it is committed to continuously improving its operations.

Understanding the Many Facets of Corrosion

Sometime during your metal or alloy part’s lifetime, it will be vulnerable to corrosion. Corrosion is a common problem, and it occurs in many different forms.

Why Masking Deserves Time and Attention

When you need to enhance the surface of your part, chances are you don’t want to coat the entire part. Although masking is an essential aspect of the surface protection process, it is often an afterthought.

Take Early Action to Avoid Hydrogen Embrittlement

If your part is made from a high-strength metal or alloy and has undergone proper finishing processes, it’s easy to be confident that it will be immune to damage when used in the field.

Engineered Coatings Give Old Parts New Life

When machine parts wear out, they can hurt the plant’s productivity and costs. While replacing these parts may be appropriate, MRO professionals should consider refurbishing them with the help of engineered surface enhancement coatings.

How Engineered Coatings Help Packaging Machines Run Smoothly

Fast-paced, high-volume production facilities cannot afford downtime caused by poorly performing packaging equipment.

Polymer Coatings Withstand Corrosion and Take the Heat

When it comes to protecting metal and mixed metal components, harsh conditions and high performance requirements often prove too demanding for conventional coatings.

Completing Our Texas Expansion

General Magnaplate's Arlington, Texas, facility has expanded to keep pace with our substantial growth over the last five years.

Get the Full Benefits of Extended Wear Protection for Your Metal Parts

What’s the best way to protect metal parts against wear, abrasion or corrosion to ensure long lifetimes? Engineers evaluating protective coatings for metal components may not be aware of the advantages that thermal sprays offer over conventional coatings.

Surface Enhancement for Metal Parts - Advantages of Electroless Nickel Plating

Selecting a coating to protect and enhance your metal part can be a difficult process. While there are many surface protection options to evaluate, electroless nickel boasts several benefits that make it desirable for certain requirements.

When Evaluating Anodizing, Keep Consistency In Mind

When you need an aluminum oxide finish to fortify metal components for long life, you’ll be faced with various anodizing processes to choose from. At first glance, they all promise protection from common threats and offer similar features and properties.

Video - Engineered Coatings for Packaging Applications

In the productivity-driven packaging world, there are many possible sources of downtime. Surface enhancement coatings can help you eliminate them—ensuring your packaging machines run smoothly.

Engineered Coatings Boost Productivity in Automated Systems

Engineered coatings boost productivity in automated systems, mitigating troublesome issues like abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.

Maintaining Equipment with Specialized Surface Treatments

Maintaining equipment with specialized surface treatments mitigates issues involving abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.

General Magnaplate Basic

Watch this video to learn about the basic versions of our advanced surface enhancement technologies.

Applying TUFRAM® To Aluminum Dies Improves Productivity For Custom Extruder

Applying engineered coating Tufram to aluminum dies improved custom extruder, resulting in longer die life and increased productivity.

Delivering Consistency Globally For Pharmaceutical OEM

Nedox and Tufram engineered coatings are FDA-compliant and accessible worldwide, delivering consistency for pharmaceutical OEM.

Nedox® 605 Eases Cleanup In Defense System Winding Mandrel

Engineered coating Nedox 605 eases cleanup in a defense system's winding mandrel, preventing troublesome residue from clinging to parts.

Mirror-Finish of Magnaplate HMF® Extends The Life Of Ball Valve Applications

HMF mirror-finish coating extends the life of ball valve applications, providing low friction, improved hardness and corrosion resistance—eliminating factors that lead to galling.

Video - Superior Chemical and Corrosion Resistance

This video shows how Tufram coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.

Eliminate Design Problems With The Right Base Metal Choice

Communicating early with your coating vendor to discuss base metal choices can limit issues later in the design process—especially if your part has tight tolerances.

Engineered Coating For Extreme Wear And Tight Tolerances

Magnagold enhanced titanium nitride physical vapor deposition coating (PVD) resists wear and abrasion up to 20 times better than stainless steel.

Canadize® Prevents Hydrogen Absorption For Titanium

Canadize surface coating lowers the coefficient of friction of titanium substrates and prevents hydrogen embrittlement.

Choose Surface Treatments Early To Avoid Future Problems

Choose the right surface treatments early to increase a part's lifespan, cut downtime and reduce overhead.

Nedox Smart Coating Solutions

Watch this video to learn how Nedox can help less durable metals achieve the longevity of chrome and stainless steel while offering superior protection.

Get To Know Tufram Coatings

This video shows how Tufram coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.

High Wear Resistance, Low Coefficient of Friction With Nedox PF-F

FDA-compliant Nedox PF-F coating provides surfaces with high wear resistance and a low coefficient of friction without using traditional polymers.

Protect Aluminum From Corrosion and Friction

Tufram synergistic surface coatings protect aluminum from corrosion and friction, and are a good choice for manufacturing, processing and packaging equipment.

Boost Uptime and Cleanliness in Food Processing Applications with Engineered Coatings

Boost uptime and cleanliness in food processing applications with engineered coatings that handle the demands of 24/7 plant schedules and rigorous cleaning routines.

Coatings Keep Converting Lines Humming

Applying the right type of engineered coatings to key machine components will keep converting lines humming.

Choose Tufram For Superior Performance Characteristics

Tufram and Tufram Basic Hard Anodizing coatings provide superior performance characteristics, offering different levels of hardness, friction reduction and corrosion resistance.

Design Tips For Coatings

Following basic tips when designing parts for coatings will prevent problems during the coating process.

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