A low friction coating technology that can be used for coating components made of steel and cast iron. The application method is very cost efficient and the coatings lowers both friction and wear substantially, friction with up to 60% and wear between 4 and 20 times.
The uniqueness of the coating process lies in its simplicity. A tool is pressed against the component to be coated where after the low friction coating is formed on the component due to a reaction between the tool, a process fluid and the component.
This straightforward approach means that the coating process can be easily and seamlessly integrated as a last step in todays production process. By exchanging cutting tools and process fluid to the ANS set up, existing equipment for machining components can be used i.e. lathes, turning machines, honing machines etc. No large investments in new equipment are therefore needed.
The coating process also reduces the surfaces roughness of the component, wherefore it is possible to replace existing polishing steps. This makes the technology very cost efficient and suitable for mass production, with a superb cost benefit ratio. The coatings can be applied to all kinds of components exposed to friction and wear, protecting and improving the performance for the life of the component.
We offer our coating process on a license basis, where we support the customer with verification and implementation of the technology so that it will be an integrated part of the customer's manufacturing process.