Several TriCom coatings have been developed for unique application needs in various markets, such as aerospace, hydraulics, marine, defense, agriculture, and mining equipment. These efforts resulted in innovative coatings that provide the extraordinary advantages detailed below.
Thickness: 0.0003″ – 0.030″
Hardness (HVN): 570-650 (900HT)
ASTM B117: 2500 Hours * No Degradation
ASTM B368: 330 Hours * Test Terminated
Elongation: > 3.5%
Temperature Range: < 315°C
Rotating Beam Fatigue Life: No Debit – 6x
Thickness: 0.0001″ – 0.020″
Hardness (HVN): > 1000
ASTM B117: 72 Hours Until Failure
ASTM B368: < 2 Hours Until Failure
Elongation: > 0.1%
Temperature Range: < 425°C
Rotating Beam Fatigue Life: Debit – 0.4-6x
For decades, manufacturers across several industries have been searching for a competitive, efficient, and practical hard chrome replacement. Since OSHA (US), REACH & RoHS (EU) started restricting hard chromium due to its highly toxic nature and with future increases in regulations and restrictions on the horizon, R&D has rapidly expanded to find a new alternative to chromium.
TriCom was specifically created as a hexavalent chromium free direct replacement coating for hard chrome that features increased corrosion and abrasion wear resistance precisely suited to our customer’s needs.
Our TriCom coatings simultaneously provide incredible wear resistance, excellent corrosion protection and are a build-up coating that is suitable for grinding and honing. Most importantly, TriCom can achieve a similar hardness to hard chrome because of the coating’s ability to further harden during the heat treat process.
TriCom coated parts last up to 5x longer than hard chrome.
Customers have realized up to 67% savings over other coatings.
Our R&D team is here to partner with you to exceed your expectations.