The manufacturing industry faces many unique challenges. Factories use large and heavy machinery that often moves or rotates for long stretches of time. Motion, vibration, and contact with process materials or other machinery components will begin to break down even the sturdiest and best designed components over time. Industrial Plating Company offers thermal spray coating and hard chrome plating solutions for many applications to help meet these industrial challenges.
Preventative Maintenance and Repair
Most applications of thermal spray coating and hard chrome plating include machines that involve many moving or rotating parts. These parts see large amounts of wear, erosion, abrasion, and corrosion. Thermal spraying and hard chrome plating offers tried and true solutions to these problems, and they improve a manufactures control over process performance through improvements in wear resistance, chemical resistance, electrical insulation, and corrosion protection.
Rather than replacing parts that become worn down through use, manufacturers have the option to repair their machine parts with various coatings or hard chrome plating. Thermal spraying has long been used to extend the life of new components and to repair worn and damaged equipment.
Adjusting Material Properties
Beyond preventative maintenance and repair, there are applications of thermal spray coating and hard chrome plating that allow a manufacturer to add or change a component’s properties. Coatings and surface finishing techniques can alter the coefficient of friction and can add grip and anti-slip capabilities. If a part is used to apply force to other parts to put them in motion, applying the right coating can modify the surface friction to achieve the desired result. Other surface modifications can make the surface non-stick or release materials such as rubber, adhesives, weld splatter, primers, and many others. Additionally, certain thermal spray coatings can alter a component’s electrical conductivity or insulation.
Thermal spraying and hard chrome plating is used across multiple industries for various applications. Industrial Plating Company has more than 50 years of experience in applying the right solutions to industrial challenges. Contact us today to talk to a seasoned professional and learn about what we can do for you.