Proven Precision Dry Lubrication

Technical Data

Technical Data

  • Technical Specifications
  • Physical Properties
  • Functional Properties
  • Customer Specifications
  • A - F
  • G - L
  • M - P
  • Q - Z
  • Technical Notes

Overview

Key to Dicronite dry lubrication’s wide range of applications are its:

  • Ultra-low coefficient of friction (u=0.030)
  • Precision film thickness of 0.5 microns maximum (0.000020 inches)
  • Wide functional temperature span – 188C to +538C (up to +1316C in vacuum)
  • Near ambient temperature (max 35C) application process

Based on these key values, Dicronite dry lubrication is proven world-wide for:

  • Friction and wear reduction
  • Anti-seize / anti-galling / anti-fretting
  • Plastic mold release and flow enhancement
  • Co-lubrication enhancement in combination with oils and greases
  • Co-deposit with Ni, Cr, Ti and many other coatings
  • In place of conventional lubricants in high-vacuum/temperature situations

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Hardness – 1.0 – 1.5 Moh’s scale.
  • Thickness – 0.000020 inch (0.5 microns) “maximum”
  • Appearance – silver-gray, polished rhodium
  • No binders, adhesives or solvents
  • Cure Time – no cure time required
  • Near ambient temperature application process (20-35 ℃)
  • Magnetism – non-magnetic
  • Conductive
  • Substrates – bonds to metals, platings, plastics and man-made materials

FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES

  • Coefficient of Friction -0.030 inclined plane method, against itself
  • Temperature Range:

    • Lubricates from -306℉ to +1000 ℉ (-188℃ to +538℃) normal atmosphere
    • Lubricates up to +2400 ℉ (+1316℃) under 10-14 Torr vacuum
  • Chemical Stability – insert and non-toxic
  • Corrosion Resistance – minor delay of corrosion, not corrosion inhibitor, does not induce corrosion
  • As A Substrate – accepts most paints and is compatible with most solvents, fuels and oils
  • Load Capacity – same as the substrate, to approx. 350,000 psi (approx. 2,450 MPa)
  • LOX Compatibility – insensitive to detonation by or in the presence of liquid and gaseous oxygen
  • Distortion/Stress – will not distort existing surfaces or create additional stresses
  • Biocompatible – USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) Class 6 and ISO-10993 tested, US-FDA approved
  • Very low Outgassing (ASTM-595) Average TML = 0.10-0.13%, Average CVCM=0.00-0.02%
  • Radiation environment stable from low earth orbit (LEO) to nuclear containment vessel
  • Gamma ray, ethylene oxide and autoclave sterilization stable

CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS (A-F)

  • Aero Jet General
    AGC-46793
  • Airesearch-Phoneix
    EMS52437 TYPE 1 REV.C
  • Airesearch Ca.
    DOD-L-85645 A TYPE 1
  • Allied Signal
    DOD-l-85645 A TYPE 1
  • Army
    MIS-30715
  • Associated Spring
    728770
  • Autonetics/North American Rockwell
    ST0140-AB-0016, St0140-AB-0015
  • C & M Spring & Engineering
    CM 2936
  • Consolidated Controls
    S-3265, S-3267-BAC
  • Data Products
    DLS-801392-002
  • Department of Defense
    I DOD-L-85645A, TYPE 1
  • Fairchild Controls Systems
    SWP-935

CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS (G-L)

  • Garrett Corp./Pneumatic Systems
    GPS 3214
  • General Electric
    F50TF57
  • G&H Technology
    999-146, MT866-1239RC, PS-00060
  • Huck Manufacturing
    607
  • Hughes Aircraft
    DP-50068
  • Hydraulic Research/H.R. Textron
    ESS-064, ESS-064-1
  • Rocketdyne
    SEm83-HAS-27, REF: MC999-0096
  • ITT Cannon Electric
    EPS-8224
  • JPL
    FS 516025 Rev A
  • Leach Relay Division
    301-2010-00, 300-0024
  • Lockheed
    LPS-040-0160/NAS

CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS (M-P)

  • Marquardt Company
    MPS-1105
  • McDonnell Douglas
    STP 0475, DMS 2405
  • Moog, Inc.
    EP 3466
  • MPB Corporation
    EPS 247 Rev. “C”
  • MPB/Split Ball Bearing
    EPS 52 Rev. “B”
  • Navy
    WS17650
  • New Departure Hyatt
    SPP 005
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearing
    PES 3.1.012, SP 10.4, SP 12.2
  • Pacific Scientific/Kim Tech
    PSCO 02.83
  • Pala Verdes Business Enterprises Inc.
    PV97-8001
  • Parker Hannifin
    DOD-L-86545 A TYPE 1

CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS (Q-Z)

  • Rocketdyne
    SEM83-HAS-27, Ref: ECR HIA0200
  • Rockwell International/Space
    MBO 140-009, Ref: MC 999-00996
  • Sargent Industries
    5-A-A Dicronite R DL-5, AMS 9.02
  • Sawyer Industries
    F.S.C.M. 25504
  • Sperry Corporation
    P-2595217
  • Sunstrand Operations
    PN 14. 16-01
  • Torr Vacuum
    SPS 450
  • Transco
    SPS 4-101, SPB 38-2, APS-107
  • TRW
    SL-27P-07; C600541-1, PR6-20-1
  • Turbomach/Div. Solar Turbines
    ESR 2-0200

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