Solid Film & Dry Film Lubricant Specifications
For Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals
Solid/Dry Film Lubricant coatings can be applied to most ferrous and non-ferrous metals, rubber and some glass or elastomerics.
Coating thicknesses will vary from application to application. Series 400 coating are typically deposited between 0.0002 inch to 0.001 inch per surface. Final film builds will be a function of the specific coating system being applied as well as part mass.
Series 400 coatings afford excellent self-lubricating surface properties and often serve as more robust product alternatives to traditional lubricants and anti-seizing agents such as oils. They work exceptionally well in mitigating seizing and preventing galling when applied directly to two interacting surfaces. Our 400 Series coatings provide extremely low coefficient of friction across a wide range of load capacities (some in excess of 250,000 psi), with frictional values as low as 0.02 – 0.04 (per ASTM D2714).
Chemical & Corrosion Resistance
Series 400 coatings offer strong corrosion resistance, and prevent the build up of dust, dirt, debris and other foreign contaminants that may hinder your application process. Additionally, Series 400 coatings are often used as a barrier to prevent galvanic corrosion at the point of contact of two dissimilar metals.
Operating Temperature Range
Our Solid/Dry film lubricant coatings can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations with little to no loss in physical properties. The majority of the coatings found in our 400 Series product family are stable from -400°F temperatures to upwards of 1,200° F.
Critical Processing Factors
Base Metal Surface Requirements
To maximize coating performance, surface contamination and imperfections must be removed prior to coating application to ensure adhesion and performance results. Endura® possesses a variety of means to clean used or heavily contaminated parts and depending on their condition solvents, high heat thermal exposure, blasting medias, or chemical agents may be used to normalize your parts surfaces prior to coating.
How Coatings Are Applied
Depending on the 400 Series coating system being applied, Solid/Dry Film lubricants can be deposited in a variety of ways of which include hand burnishing, line-of-sight sprayed, dipped, or mechanically burnished via a high pressurized blasting operation. Please note that certain Series 400 coatings are migratory in nature and may transfer coating materials onto interfacing surfaces.
Masking of select surfaces where coating voids are required is available. Endura® works with a variety of mediums to mask surfaces where coating is not desired. Depending on your part’s geometry and surface characteristics painted-on lacquers, pull-plugs, and custom fabricated fixtures may be used to accomplish the aforesaid. In the event masking is required, highlighted or marked prints identifying critical surfaces are extremely helpful in ensuring your parts are processed to spec.
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or call us at 1.800.336.3872 to review & discuss your project requirements.