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How to Avoid Bearing Failure

How to Avoid Bearing Failure It is estimated the world will manufacture over 10 billion bearings in 2021, resulting in a market size of over 128 billion USD. 90% of those bearings will outlive the equipment in which they are installed. It is apparent that appropriate bearing lubrication is a critical consideration of mechanical design. …

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Dicronite® in Space

Dicronite’s History in Space In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged a young U.S. program known as NASA to beat the Russians to the moon. Named the Apollo Missions, the project proved challenging to existing technology. A group of engineers lead by Robert D. Nelson was tasked with solving a critical system problem: How to …

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How to Specify Dicronite® | Instructions & Considerations

How to Specify Dicronite Once you determine your system or component is optimized by adding Dicronite® WS2 coating, it is simple to specify it on your engineering drawings. Using annotations, note surfaces where Dicronite® DL-5® dry lubrication is required. If you require that some areas must remain clean of Dicronite®, designate where no coating is …

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WS2 Coating Process | How to Buy Dicronite

WS2 Coating Process | How to Buy Dicronite® If you have received an order or RFQ for a part that requires the application of Dicronite® DL-5®, tungsten disulfide, or WS2 coating, you may be wondering, “How do I buy Dicronite®?” or “Can I apply Dicronite® or WS2 myself?” When searching for a tungsten disulfide (WS2) …

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What is ISO9001 & AS9100 | Why are they Important

Quality Certifications ISO9001 and AS9100 and Why They are Important Within the industry of dry lubricant coatings, suppliers maintain a variety of distinctive certifications. ISO9001 and AS9100 are two frequently obtained certifications earned by organizations that meet specific quality requirements. ISO9001 was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Companies that wish to certify …

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How to Eliminate Thread Galling in Fasteners

How to Eliminate Thread Galling in Fasteners   Galling is a common form of wear that can occur when threaded fasteners are installed or removed. With enough force and friction between threads, mating surfaces will begin to wear or gall.  As the threads rub together, particles are broken off from the mating surfaces and increase …

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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

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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