General Magnaplate’s Tufram coatings combine the advantages of hard anodizing with engineered enhancements to give your aluminum parts optimal protection.
General Magnaplate engineered coatings enhance and protect metal components from sticky substances and ensure proper mold release.
Learn how an embroidery machine maker relies on an engineered coating from General Magnaplate to prevent corrosion and wear issues.
Pumps, valves and compressors endure a host of threats that can impact their reliability and your operation’s productivity. Our new video describes how General Magnaplate’s engineered coatings protect a variety of metal surfaces from corrosion, abrasion, wear, material buildup and other conditions to ensure optimal media flow and maximum uptime across a broad range of applications.
When sticking threatens equipment uptime and reliability, engineered coatings can protect your machine surfaces and improve their non-stick properties.
General Magnaplate offers a wide range of engineered coatings that protect food production machines and equipment and keeps them running at their best.
When selecting your surface protection coating, be sure to also consider thermal sprays.
Our new video presents some of the engineered coatings General Magnaplate offers, along with the technical features that make them well-suited for use in demanding aerospace applications where failure is not an option.
Engineered coatings can address your application’s conditions and your pump’s specific mechanical requirements to ensure productivity and uptime.
With the right coating, you can expect more from your aerospace equipment — boosted productivity and decreased downtime and variability. General Magnaplate's proprietary finishes offer unique, problem-solving solutions for some of the toughest applications.
These FAQs will help answer some of the basic questions you may have about anodizing aluminum parts to give them greater reliability and durability.
Tufram and Nedox engineered coatings are appropriate for a wide range of applications involving aluminum parts.
Our new webinar, “Mind Your Metals - Boost Uptime And Cleanliness With High-Performance Coatings,” will show how engineered coatings can solve downtime issues and increase productivity in clean environments.
When you want to get the most out of your worn parts, let General Magnaplate engineered coatings be part of your MRO strategy.
Valves used in industrial facilities, as well as oil and gas installations, must endure severe conditions that can damage surfaces, lead to downtime or even shorten a part’s lifetime.
Food processing and bulk solids operations share many of the same objectives - maximizing runtime, high production and throughput, lower maintenance costs and long equipment lifetime. However, issues like part replacement, preventative maintenance and cleaning can hinder those goals.
In our latest webinar, Mind Your Metal - Coating Conversations on Packaging, we examine some common issues in the packaging industry and explore the ways high-performance coatings can solve them to help you reduce downtime and increase productivity.
Throughout the oil and gas industry, equipment is prone to unforgiving conditions that can affect performance and reliability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aerospace environments involve some of the toughest conditions for equipment. Threats like friction, galling, corrosion and high temperatures can cause some of the industry’s most common metals and alloys to fail.
In powder and bulk solids handling processes, many conditions can hinder equipment reliability and performance.
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.
In the powder bulk solids industry, precise metering and efficient material feeding are critical. However, several conditions can hinder machine performance and affect lifetime.
As oil and gas facilities move to more remote locations with extreme conditions, any equipment downtime due to parts failure can be costly.
Throughout the food processing process, a variety of conditions can affect your equipment’s performance and reliability.
Mining and mineral processing facilities present a host of threats that can affect valve reliability and uptime. Knife gate valves used in slurry transport, for example, must consistently perform despite heavy contact with abrasive, corrosive metal solids or acids that can erode the valve.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. General Magnaplate was part of the Apollo program's success from the beginning, both on the ground innovating surface coatings for space exploration and, later, on the moon protecting the drill tubes that sampled the moon's soil and rocks.
Fast-paced, high-volume production facilities cannot afford downtime caused by poorly performing packaging equipment.
General Magnaplate's Arlington, Texas, facility has expanded to keep pace with our substantial growth over the last five years.
When it comes to food processing applications, the types of equipment that need protection are as varied as the threats they face. Whether you specify or upgrade molds, hoppers, pneumatic cylinders, extruders or guillotine blades, protecting that equipment is a top priority.
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 coatings take the worry out of keeping your oil and gas tooling safe from wear and corrosive conditions—enabling you to downsize your casings and other components to make your drilling operation more efficient.
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.
Labeling machines must operate around the clock at very high speeds. But if adhesive residue clings to any of the machine components, the entire production process will grind to a halt until the parts are cleaned.
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 keep automated machinery running smoothly, increasing throughput and helping to maintain 24/7 operation.
Engineered coatings boost productivity in automated systems, mitigating troublesome issues like abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.
Maintaining equipment with specialized surface treatments mitigates issues involving abrasion, premature wear, corrosion and sticking.
How engineered coatings extend equipment lifetime, protecting parts from wear, abrasion and corrosion.
Magnesium alloy surface enhancement coatings prevent wear, outgassing and more in aerospace applications.
Watch this video to learn about the basic versions of our advanced surface enhancement technologies.
Synergistic thermal spray Plasmadize includes polymer infusion, and when applied mechanically bonds to the substrate, altering its surface properties.
Metal coatings technologies provide a critical edge in dry bulk solids handling—reducing friction, preventing material buildup, increasing lifespan and more.
Applying engineered coating Tufram to aluminum dies improved custom extruder, resulting in longer die life and increased productivity.
Nedox and Tufram engineered coatings are FDA-compliant and accessible worldwide, delivering consistency for pharmaceutical OEM.
Engineered coating Nedox 605 eases cleanup in a defense system's winding mandrel, preventing troublesome residue from clinging to parts.
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.
This video shows how Tufram coatings for aluminum far outperform conventional hard anodizing when it comes to corrosion resistance, friction reduction and hardness.
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 that handle the demands of 24/7 plant schedules and rigorous cleaning routines.
Applying the right type of engineered coatings to key machine components will keep converting lines humming.
Tufram and Tufram Basic Hard Anodizing coatings provide superior performance characteristics, offering different levels of hardness, friction reduction and corrosion resistance.
Engineered coatings solve pharmaceutical packaging issues, including problems relating to release, friction, corrosion, speed and sticking.
Engineered smart coatings for the packaging industry reduce friction, eliminate wear and provide release and FDA compliance.