Our modern tank plating facilities provide a high degree of control in electrodeposition of chrome, nickel and silver, resulting in platings for your most critical parts that resist adhesive wear, abrasion, corrosion and oxidation. Unlike thermal spray, our plating processes are non-line-of-sight and can coat any area of your component.
Our patented Tribomet™ electrodeposition process co-deposits particulate material on the substrate in a highly controlled manner. The process uses automated plating tanks, programmed with time and operational sequences, to provide more precise thickness control, excellent metallurgical bonding and low porosity.
The process consumes less than 3% of the energy that traditional thermal spray methods use for coatings of similar composition and performance, with no overspray. It also allows us to produce abrasive coatings on even the most complex forms, such as labyrinth seals.
Tribomet plating features:
Automated, non-line-of-sight process
Suited for complex geometries
Produces dense and non-porous coatings
Appropriate for high- and low-volume quantities
Available formulations include abrasive, MCrAlY and wear-control coatings
Used to cut a machined gas path seal and prevent generation of thermally induced cracking due to friction in the rotating parts of a gas turbine engine
Used as a bond coat for thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) to protect gas turbine components against hot gas corrosion
Used on compressor components, labyrinth seals and turbine tips in the automotive, aviation, power generation and marine industries
Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc.
We are 2,500 engineers, technologists and coating experts across more than 35 sites in 12 countries making more possible by protecting what drives your industry. More surface-enhancing materials. More innovative processes, equipment and technology. And more advanced coatings that extend the life of critical components and keep your business running as efficiently and productively as possible.