Advanced Aerospace Coatings

Fully Dense & Crack Free

A single layer of TriCom aerospace coatings will create a barrier to harsh chemicals and the environment.

Improved Seal Performance

An increase in seal performance means less down time in the field from repairs and a direct cost savings.

Superior Ductility

TriCom will bend and deflect with the part, thus reducing the chance of delamination.

SELF LUBRICATING

A characteristic of TriCom is self-lubricating, where resistance to sliding wear is greatly improved.

TriCom Advantages

Different TriCom aerospace coatings have been developed or modified for unique application needs. These efforts resulted in an entire family of new coatings that offer several advantages.

High Temperature
Coating

Thickness:   Up to 0.020″

Hardness:   550-650 ( >700 HT)

ASTM B117:   1,000 Hours*

Reciprocating Wear:   1.4×10⁻⁵

Taber Wear Index:   9.54

Temperature Range:   < 425°C

Low Friction
Coating

 Thickness:   Up to 0.020″

Hardness:   650-750 ( >800 HT)

ASTM B117:   1,000 Hours*

Reciprocating Wear:   3×10⁻⁵

Taber Wear Index:   11.54

Temperature Range:   < 315°C

Abrasion Wear Coating

Thickness:   Up to 0.020″

Hardness:   700-700 ( >900 HT)

ASTM B117:   1,000 Hours*

Reciprocating Wear:   3.2×10⁻⁵

Taber Wear Index:   1.0

Temperature Range:   < 425°C

*Test halted with zero degradation

A Breakthrough For Aerospace Coatings

It started when an aerospace prime reached out in search of a solution to a very time sensitive problem. There was a dire need for a coating that would outlast hard chrome, coat a very small inner diameter, and be environmentally friendly. Upon this request, the research and development division put themselves to task to create this new aerospace coating with enhanced wear resistance, non-line-of-sight coating ability, and zero hazardous waste stream.

The creation of TriCom aerospace coatings occurred shortly thereafter and its test results astounded everyone involved. By controlling the coating characteristics, it is possible to optimize TriCom coatings for different target applications. TriCom offers an environmentally friendly replacement for hard chrome, is a cost-effective alternative to electroless nickel, and is a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) solution to thermal spray limitations.

USC Technologies aerospace coatings division had TriCom qualified and is expanding its work with multiple global aerospace primes and has grown the TriCom electrocoating technologies. We are currently in production and testing phases with several OEMs. All of our electrocoatings are RoHS & REACH compliant.

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ID Coverage

TriCom coats where thermal sprays can’t, saving you time and money.

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Savings

Customers realized up to 67% savings over other aerospace coatings.

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