May 16, 2017

5 Problems Solved by Dry Film Lubricants

Today, manufacturers in various industries like electronics, aerospace, rubber, and automotive are addressing various critical issues like durability, performance at extreme high and low temperatures, etc. They mitigate these issues by employing specialized high performance materials and lubricants. The discussion on high performance materials, as well as lubricating items may take up new dimensions, due to innovative inventions in the recent years. In this post, we will concentrate on dry film lubrications and critical issues addressed by them.
May 12, 2017

What Makes MoS2 Low Friction Coatings So Popular?

Molybdenum Disulfide Coatings, or MoS2 coating is also known by the name Moly coatings. These coatings are among the most widely used and most popular form of solid film lubrication today. These coatings help reducing wear between two mating surfaces. What are the advantages of using the Moly coatings? What are its applications? Read on the following post to know.
January 30, 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know About Timesaver Lapping Compounds

Machining is a very important process in any manufacturing facility. Various machining techniques are adopted by manufacturers for building a perfect product. Lapping is one such prominent machining technique where two material surfaces are rubbed against each other with an abrasive placed between them. This process is performed to flatten the surface, minimize its roughness, or improve the surface appearance of a metal. Manufacturers use various types of lapping abrasives to ease the process.
January 10, 2017

An Introduction to Low Friction Coatings

Friction plays an immense role in the wear and tear of metal components. The right amount of friction can help the operation of certain machines like engines, electrostatic generators, and machine shop tools. However, excess friction can lead to degradation of parts. To meet both requirements, a certain type of coating is required, which will enable surfaces to make contact with each other, while ensuring less component degradation. Low friction coatings are the solution to this requirement.
January 6, 2017

An Overview of Tungsten Disulfide Low Friction Coatings

Every machine or equipment is prone to friction in its operational life. Friction affects in two ways: it improves performance when applied in the right amount, and causes wear and tear when exceeds beyond acceptable limits. Friction between two parts increases in extreme environments comprising high temperature and pressure. There are certain lubricants that help reduce friction on machine parts, and maintain the optimum performance of machine parts in such environments. These lubricants are known as low friction coatings. Tungsten Disulfide is one such low friction coating, which helps reduce friction between moving parts, and contributes to better service life of the equipment.
December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

Christmas is here again. We are sure that like us, you are gearing up for a festive season, and looking forward to a new year with much expectations, to-be-broken resolutions, and dreams. The year 2016 was a year of surprises, accomplishments, and achievements. We, at Micro Surface Corporation, would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who have been associated with us throughout 2016.
September 19, 2016

Characteristics and Applications of Dry Film Coatings

Dry film lubricants, alternatively known as solid film lubricants, are lubricating substances that are used to reduce friction between two sliding surfaces. Some of the popular dry film lubricants are graphite, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), tungsten disulfide (WS2), and PTFE. They form a tough coating over the part and inhibit corrosion. This post discusses properties, applications, methods of application, and conditions in which these film lubricants are applied.
August 26, 2016

Understanding the Molybdenum Disulfide Coating Process – Part II

In the previous post, we discussed the steps to apply molybdenum disulfide using the burnishing, and vapor deposition methods. In this post, we will describe the steps of the next two molybdenum disulfide coating processes. These are the methods most commonly used in industrial applications.
August 24, 2016

Understanding the Molybdenum Disulfide Coating Process – Part I

Molybdenum disulfide is a solid film lubricant, which can be used in the manufacturing of different types of industrial products. These include gear oils, pastes, paint like coatings and other grease based lubricants. Also known as MoS2, the lubricant can perform in applications with wide temperature ranges and pressures, while maintaining its basic structure. For these reasons, MoS2 is often designed and used as a protective coating for metal substrates. In this post, we provide information regarding the various molybdenum disulfide coating processes.
May 19, 2016

3 Popular Dry Film Lubricants

Every manufacturing unit has an application that operates under extreme conditions such as high pressure and temperature, high and low shaft speeds, etc. Solid or dry film lubricants are solid materials that help to reduce friction between interacting surfaces in extreme conditions.