< 1.2 TWI per AMS 2438
Up to 75Rc
As low as .09 CoF
Eliminate cold welding
0.000050” to 0.0003”
A MICRO CHROME PLATING APPLICATION THAT ELIMINATES DIMENSIONAL CHANGES
MICRO-E® is a thin dense chrome coating that is an engineering extension of the Electrolizing® coating. MICRO-E® incorporates a multi-step cleaning process along with modified coating application techniques that result in a very hard (72 Rc) but extremely thin surface deposit.
The target deposit thickness of the MICRO-E® coating is specified at 0.00005–0.0003″ per surface, depending on customer requirements. This thin, precise deposit eliminates dimensional changes and the potential for edge build-up.
MICRO-E® orders are subject to the latest advancements in inspection such as the X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF). XRF provides an extremely accurate, non-destructive method to ensure the deposit thickness is within specification.
MICRO-E® COATING FEATURES
The MICRO-E® coating increases wear resistance and performs at <1.2 TWI per AMS 2438. Additionally, it is ASTM-B-117 compliant and provides prolonged corrosion protection even when compared to stainless steel.
The MICRO-E® coating has a hardness rating of 70-72 on the Rockwell C scale and the lubricity is as low as 0.09 CoF. Absolute adhesion is also achieved when applying MICRO-E®; the coating will not chip, flake or peel. The appearance of the coating is a gray satin finish.
TYPICAL MICRO-E® COATING APPLICATIONS
Why would you choose MICRO-E® as opposed to the Electrolizing® coating? Here is a list of applications where the MICRO-E® coating has been used with much success:
- Mold Cavities
- Extrusion Dies
- Core Pins
WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE MICRO-E COATING FROM ELECTROLIZING?
If you are looking for new technology or are involved with applications that require tight tolerances you should consider Micro-E. Please contact an Electrolizing, Inc. applications engineer today for more information.
COATING COMPARISON TABLE
AL, Mg, Ti
AL, Mg, Ti