Dry coating lubricants

Dry coating lubricants

Originally developed for NASA, WS2's unique, extensively modified lamellar composition of Tungsten Disulfide outperforms other dry coating lubricants.

Timesaver Lapping Compounds

Timesaver Lapping Compounds

The Timesaver Products Company Incorporated was founded in 1919, and while the company name has changed and relocated over the years, it is still the leader in non-charging abrasive compounds.

Higher quality lubrication from Micro Surface

Higher quality lubrication from Micro Surface

Micro Surface is expanding our commitment to high-end lubricants by offering Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 dry film lubricant coating, as well as our Micro Lube Grease, MS-1216

5 Problems Solved by Dry Film Lubricants

Today, manufacturers in various industries like electronics, aerospace, rubber, and automotive are addressing various critical issues like durability, performance at extreme high and low temperatures, etc. They mitigate these issues by employing specialized high performance materials and lubricants. The discussion on high performance materials, as well as lubricating items may take up new dimensions, due

What Makes MoS2 Low Friction Coatings So Popular?

Molybdenum Disulfide Coatings, or MoS2 coating is also known by the name Moly coatings. These coatings are among the most widely used and most popular form of solid film lubrication today. These coatings help reducing wear between two mating surfaces. What are the advantages of using the Moly coatings? What are its applications? Read on

Everything You Wanted to Know About Timesaver Lapping Compounds

Machining is a very important process in any manufacturing facility. Various machining techniques are adopted by manufacturers for building a perfect product. Lapping is one such prominent machining technique where two material surfaces are rubbed against each other with an abrasive placed between them. This process is performed to flatten the surface, minimize its roughness,

An Overview of Tungsten Disulfide Low Friction Coatings

Every machine or equipment is prone to friction in its operational life. Friction affects in two ways: it improves performance when applied in the right amount, and causes wear and tear when exceeds beyond acceptable limits. Friction between two parts increases in extreme environments comprising high temperature and pressure. There are certain lubricants that help

Characteristics and Applications of Dry Film Coatings

Dry film lubricants, alternatively known as solid film lubricants, are lubricating substances that are used to reduce friction between two sliding surfaces. Some of the popular dry film lubricants are graphite, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), tungsten disulfide (WS2), and PTFE. They form a tough coating over the part and inhibit corrosion. This post discusses properties, applications,

Understanding the Molybdenum Disulfide Coating Process – Part II

In the previous post, we discussed the steps to apply molybdenum disulfide using the burnishing, and vapor deposition methods. In this post, we will describe the steps of the next two molybdenum disulfide coating processes. These are the methods most commonly used in industrial applications. Additional MoS2 Coating Methods The first method describes how the

Understanding the Molybdenum Disulfide Coating Process – Part I

Molybdenum disulfide is a solid film lubricant, which can be used in the manufacturing of different types of industrial products. These include gear oils, pastes, paint like coatings and other grease based lubricants. Also known as MoS2, the lubricant can perform in applications with wide temperature ranges and pressures, while maintaining its basic structure. For

3 Popular Dry Film Lubricants

Every manufacturing unit has an application that operates under extreme conditions such as high pressure and temperature, high and low shaft speeds, etc. Solid or dry film lubricants are solid materials that help to reduce friction between interacting surfaces in extreme conditions. In most manufacturing applications, mineral oil based fluid lubricants are applied between two

Types of Timesaver Lapping Compound

Timesaver lapping compounds are ideal for applications wherein you do not want the compound to imbed into the metal surface. There is no emery, silicone-carbide, aluminum oxide or any other charging abrasive present in this compound. Timesaver lapping compound can be used for soft as well as hard metals. Based on the application, this compound

Know More about Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Coating

Among the most widely used types of solid film dry lubrication coatings, Molybdenum Disulfide or MoS2, is widely used and proven effective. Its weak atomic interaction of the sulfide anions and strong covalent bonds within molybdenum makes it a unique element. Relatively unreactive, molybdenum disulfide is unaffected by oxygen and diluted acids.With a graphite-like feel

How to Apply Dry Film Lubricants

Dry film lubricants/ solid lubricants are used when conventional oils and/or greases will not provide sufficient lubrication due to extreme operating conditions, i.e. vacuum, extreme temperatures, reduce particulate contamination, infrequent disaasembly, corrosion prevention etc.. Various products made from metal, ceramics and some manmade plastics are coated with dry lubricants for enhanced longevity, efficient use, anti-galling

What is Tungsten Disulfide?

When it comes to industrial coatings, nothing compares to Tungsten Disulfide. Also known as WS2, tungsten disulfide is a thin, dry film lubricant coating, and is known to be one of the most lubricious materials in the world. Why is Tungsten Disulfide the Best Choice for Industrial Lubricating Coatings? The main aspect that sets WS2