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Boriding vs. Nitriding

Both boriding and nitriding are thermochemical diffusion processes used to harden the surface of metals. As their names already suggest, boriding uses boron to achieve this, while nitriding makes use of nitrogen. But which treatment is better? Find out in our article Boriding vs. Nitriding.

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Aluminium Coatings

Aluminium coatings are surface coatings of metals which display excellent corrosion resistance. The process of producing this coating is called aluminizing, a thermo-chemical process that diffuses aluminium into the surface of metals. The most common material subjected to aluminizing is steel.

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Nickel Based Alloys: Everything you need to know

Nickel-based alloys are materials that are composed mainly of nickel and some other alloys. Ni-based alloys are known for their excellent corrosion resistance and strength. They are often found in high-temperature environments due to their superior resistance to heat. However, material properties of nickel-based alloys can be improved even more by applying BoroCoat®, resulting in a much longer durability of materials.

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Electropolishing

Electropolishing is an electrochemical manufacturing process that is performed to smooth the surface of metals. It removes foreign materials by utilizing an electrolyte and a cathode. The workpiece that is to be polished acts as an anode, ceding ions from the surface.

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What Is Galling?

Galling is a combination of friction and adhesive wear. It appears when two materials, which are pressed against one another by compressive force, are moved, causing friction. The materials are welded together by these compressive forces. Upon moving, particles of one material are removed and placed on the other. Galling is not to be confused with abrasive wear and cold welding, although it does display similarities with both.

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