Tungsten disulphide or WS2 as it is called; is a synthetic powder that is often converted into and used as a lubricant. Various elements present in the powder such as hexagonal crystal clusters and lamellar lattice structure create a certain amount of friction. This makes tungsten disulphide a very lubricious material, and thus a perfect solution when it comes to applying protective coatings on various products.
Industrial lubricants can be seen as one of the main factors for increasing the lifespan of a component. They are used to protect machinery from excessive friction, reduce energy loss, and enhance a machine’s overall performance. There are various types of dry and synthetic lubricants being used in industries today. One of the most well-known lubricants is molybdenum disulfide.
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) is widely known for its excellent lubricating properties. It has a low co-efficient of friction. It has the ability to operate in a variety of temperatures up to 600oF. When combined with resigns or binders, molybdenum disulfide can also be very effective in preventing corrosion.
Are you tired of using messy, oily coating lubricants that are hard to apply? Well, then you can turn to a technologically advanced and highly effective alternative: the Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2/ Moly) dry lubricant. One of the most widely used lubricant of this type; MoS2 plays an important role in providing exceptional resistance against corrosion to industrial as well as domestic products.
Coating is a technique that involves applying a material (usually in a lubricant form) on to a surface for increased aesthetic appeal and protection against contamination, corrosion, and oxidation. , This process helps in enhancing the durability of the product.
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Lubricants applied in compliance with MIL-PRF-46010 are supposed to provide certain specific qualities and features which require the approval by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. Briefly put, these solid film lubricants must be heat cured with corrosion-inhibiting abilities.It is mandatory to follow strict guidelines and rules when it comes to lubricating defense armaments and weapons, as the same require protection against wear and damage, galling, corrosion and seizure of metals.
As a dry film lubricant, tungsten disulfide is well-known for its use in automobile applications. Indeed, it has been proven that tungsten disulfide can drastically reduce fuel consumption and increase savings. Now another industry is reaping the benefits of this wonderful industrial product. Read on to learn more.
Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) are two of the most popular industrial dry film lubricants. Both are similar in terms of appearance, color, and high chemical durability. Both are dry lubricants, non magnetic, and are compatible with liquids such as paint, oil, fuel, and solvents. They can be applied on almost all surfaces for industrial purposes including iron, steel, plastic, aluminum, and copper. While both come from the same chemical family, there are certain differences that make them unique and thus, suitable for different industrial applications.
MIL-PRF-46010 is a dry film lubricant that is processed in a different manner than our Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) per Process SL-39 and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2). It is a coating that looks similar to paint, except that it is has a MoS2 pigment along with additives and binders.