A low coefficient of friction is fundamental in determining the lifespan of many manufacturing parts, as well as increasing the number of applications that can utilize the technology.
The B4C process provides a superior treatment,which is harder than tungsten carbide, yet lower in friction than PTFE (Teflon®) coatings, without the potential of a bond failure or dimensional change to the treated part, even with a protective layer thickness of 500 microns (.020 inches).
The technology boasts test results of .01 against itself in white mineral oil at 15,000 psi, with a surface roughness of 1 Ra micro inches. The possibility of applications that could utilize coatings that have such low coefficient of friction are virtually endless
This is a key feature of the importance of this new technology in the fields of manufacturing and engineering.