CONTROLLED SHOT PEENING
Controlled shot peening is generally a cold working process where the component’s surface is bombarded with small spherical particles to yield the base material, relieving prior manufacturing stresses and inducing residual compressive stresses tailored to suit the base material and application. The applied stress is reduced, enabling better dynamic performance and damage tolerance.
THERMAL SPRAY COATINGS
Thermal spray technology is widely used across the automotive industry, as it not only extends the life of critical components but also protects agains wear, corrosion and high temperatures. Thermal spray also aids lubrication and can increase fuel efficiency.
C.A.S.E™ isotropic FINISHING
C.A.S.E™ isotropic finishing of components is critical in applications of metal to metal contact such as gears and bearings. Generally applied after the controlled shot peening process to remove surface asperities resulting in reduced wear, macro and/or micro-pitting, noise and operating temperatures.
Peen forming is a method of correcting complex parts distorted during machining and/or heat treatment. This dieless forming process is ideal for correcting the form of shafts or welded structures.
Laser peening can introduce residual compressive stresses in all metallic materials up to 5 to 10 times deeper than other conventional cold working techniques with virtually no surface damage. This clean and extremely controllable process is a production tool of significant benefit where product performance is critical.
Selection of the appropriate coating can enable the use of less expensive materials, improve part life and reduce maintenance costs. MIC provides solid film lubricants that protect against adverse operating conditions, impingement coatings for an ultra thin surface, conformal coatings for sealing delicate objects and shielding coatings for electronic devices.
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