WS2 Coating Process | How to Buy Dicronite

WS2 Coating Process | How to Buy Dicronite

Is Dicronite® what I am looking for?

Dicronite® is a tungsten disulfide WS2 dry film coating that is used on many different applications to reduce friction and improve performance. 

If you are looking to coat your own components or if you have received an order/RFQ for a part that requires any of the following:


you are in the right place. 


How do I get Dicronite®?

You may be wondering, “How do I buy Dicronite®?” or “Can I apply Dicronite® /WS2 myself?”

When searching for a tungsten disulfide (WS2) coating, it’s important to know application of the coating by impingement, or high velocity spray (similar to sand blasting), is typically your best option for optimal performance.

This high velocity impingement process is best provided by a licensed Dicronite® facility. Getting parts coated with Dicronite® is easy! All you have to do is:

Step 1

Tell us about your application & receive a quote.

Step 2

Send or deliver your parts to one of our 11 worldwide locations. 

Step 3

Receive your expertly coated parts with little lead time.

Is there a Dicronite® facility near me? 

Dicronite® has 11 licensed WS2 application facilities worldwide. 6 locations in the US, and 5 international. Based on your requirements and preferences, we will connect you with the one that meets your needs.

Click here to find a facility nearest you. 

Can Dicronite® meet any quality certifications?

NADCAP, AS9100/ISO9001, and ITAR accredited locations are available. Note that requirements for certifications will influence what locations can provide you service. Be sure to specify in your RFQ and our team will connect you with the ws2 coating facility that best fits your application’s needs. 

Are there masking, special handling or special processing capabilities?

Components with regions that are not allowed to be coated can be masked to avoid coverage of the specified area. However, requiring masking may result in a higher cost for coating service. 

In addition, parts with special handling or processing requirements may also cost more to be coated. The selected Dicronite® facility will be able to discuss the details with you and ensure your application’s needs are being met. 

Can you send me some Dicronite®?

The Dicronite® ws2 coating process is provided as a service conducted by licensed Dicronite® facilities. This ensures you receive only the highest quality. Raw coating material is not sold.

However, if you are still considering whether or not to incorporate it into your application, we have the ability to conduct low volume trials to help assist with your testing of the product. 

How much does this Dicronite® WS2 coating service cost? 

Each Dicronite® facility is independently owned and operated. This means that each facility generates independent quotes. Submit an RFQ to get pricing.

What is the standard lead time for a coating job? 

The standard lead time is between one and four days, exclusive of any transport. However, each Dicronite® facility will provide its own lead time when issuing a quote. Many Dicronite® facilities offer options to expedite your order.

My drawing requires a WS2 coating. Does Dicronite® satisfy this requirement?

Yes. Dicronite® is processed to the AMS2530 specification for tungsten disulfide (WS2). While Dicronite® meets the generic tungsten disulfide, WS2, and/or AMS2530 requirement, please note that the Dicronite® DL-5® specification cannot be met by generic WS2 coatings.

If you have a drawing that requires Dicronite®, you must have your parts coated by one of our licensed facilities.

Can you passivate my parts before coating with Dicronite®?

Yes. Our Southern California facility offers passivation within the ws2 coating service.


Still have questions about purchasing Dicronite®?

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-874-4319.

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Sliding Wear

Sliding wear occurs when two surfaces slide against one another causing material loss to one or both surfaces. Over time, this can result in component failures, additional maintenance, and costly down time.  

Coating components with Dicronite® can help minimize this wear and reduce the need for maintenance and down time.


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Tight Tolerance Lubrication

Extremely tight tolerances can present challenges when lubricants or coatings are needed to reduce friction. Many products are available to help reduce friction, but in the case of very tight tolerances, few can be integrated without the need for adjustments.

Dicronite® has an average thickness of 0.5 microns (0.00002 inch) or less. This precision thin film allows users to incorporate Dicronite® on designs with tight tolerances without the need for design or manufacturing changes.


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Vacuum Environment Lubrication

Vacuum environments present a challenge for lubrication. Many conventional lubricants aren’t effective under vacuum and are largely vaporized.

Dicronite® can be used in vacuum to reduce friction where other lubricants can’t function. The outgassing of Dicronite® under vacuum conditions is well below screening levels for spacecraft materials per ASTM E595.


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Energy Lost to Friction

Friction is wasted energy! Systems with critical mechanical power output need to be extremely efficient.

Dicronite® optimizes mechanical efficiency by reducing friction losses and can even work in tandem with existing lubrication to further optimize efficiency.

Dicronite® is especially useful in precision systems, extreme environments, or where minimizing size and weight is vital.


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Fretting is a unique form of sliding wear that occurs when contact surfaces oscillate over a very small range of motion. Although it may seem minor, this surface wear can ultimately lead to fatigue cracking and devastating damage.

Dicronite® helps remedy fretting by providing lubrication at contact surfaces. This effectively reduces the wear and surface stresses that cause so much damage.

Dicronite® can be integrated into existing designs and assemblies without any other adjustments for seamless reduction of fretting wear.


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Extreme Temperature Lubrication

Extreme low or high temperatures can be challenging environments for lubrication. At low temperatures, conventional lubricants may be too viscous to be effective, while extreme high temperatures can result in breakdown of the lubricant.

Dicronite can be used in extreme environments to ensure effective lubrication while also being used in combination with oils and greases.

Dicronite is stable across a wide temperature range:


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Excessive Heat from Friction

As friction in an assembly generates heat, elevated temperatures can result in unwanted operating conditions.

This can cause overheating and accelerate the breakdown of materials, resulting in costly maintenance and down time or destructive failure.

Proper lubrication can help minimize friction, reduce heat, and increase mechanical efficiency. Coat parts with Dicronite® to avoid excessive maintenance and ensure components will run as efficiently as possible.


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