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The Original Thin Dense Chrome
Since 1945

MICRO-E

Wear

< 1.2 TWI per AMS 2438

Hardness

Up to 75Rc

Corrosion

ASTM-B-117 Compliant

Lubricity

As low as .09 CoF

Galling

Eliminate cold welding

Adhesion

Atomic, absolute

Appearance

Silver Satin

Deposit

0.000050” to 0.0003”

A THIN DEPOSIT 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


Deposit Thickness
Aluminum Protection
Adhesion
Hardness
Wear
Lubricity
Corrosion Resistance
Release Properties
Uniformity
Standard Appearance
Base Metal
Deposit
Processing Temperature
Max Working Temp
Thermal Expansion
Magnetic Tendency
ELECTROLIZING
Gray Satin
All Except:
AL, Mg, Ti
.000050" - .001"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic
MICRO E
Gray Satin
All Except:
AL, Mg, Ti
.000050" - .0003"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic
AL COAT
Gray Satin
AL
.000050" - .001"
< 180°F
1600°F
2.7 – 4.6 (10¯⁶/°F)
Non-Magnetic

APPLICATION SPECIALTIES

Plastic Injection Molding

Through precise, engineered deposits, Electrolizing®, Micro-E® and AL-COAT® add incredible value to plastic injection molding applications, as well as those in the areas of extrusion and thermoforming... Read More

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Aerospace

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Medical

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Nuclear

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