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Avoid Bearing Failure by Coating with DL-5

It is estimated the world will manufacture over 10 billion bearings in 2021, resulting in a market size of over 128 billion USD. 90% of those bearings will outlive the equipment in which they are installed. It is apparent that appropriate bearing lubrication is a critical consideration of mechanical design. This article discusses how Dicronite® …

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Dicronite® in Space

Dicronite’s History in Space In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged a young U.S. program known as NASA to beat the Russians to the moon. Named the Apollo Missions, the project proved challenging to existing technology. A group of engineers lead by Robert D. Nelson was tasked with solving a critical system problem: How to …

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How to Specify Dicronite® Dry Lubrication Instructions and Considerations

Once you determine your system or component is optimized by adding Dicronite® WS2 coating, it is simple to specify it on your engineering drawings. Using annotations, note surfaces where Dicronite® DL-5® dry lubrication is required. If you require that some areas must remain clean of Dicronite®, designate where no coating is allowed. Technicians will mask …

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Instructions on how to Purchase Dicronite

If you have received an order or RFQ for a part that requires the application of Dicronite® DL-5®, tungsten disulfide, or WS2 coating, you may be wondering, “How do I buy Dicronite®?” or “Can I apply Dicronite® or WS2 myself?” When searching for a tungsten disulfide (WS2) coating, it’s important to know application of the …

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Quality Certifications ISO9001 and AS9100 and Why They are Important

Quality Certifications ISO9001 and AS9100 and Why They are Important Within the industry of dry lubricant coatings, suppliers maintain a variety of distinctive certifications. ISO9001 and AS9100 are two frequently obtained certifications earned by organizations that meet specific quality requirements. ISO9001 was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Companies that wish to certify …

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How a Tungsten Disulfide Coating Eliminates Thread Galling in Fasteners

How a Tungsten Disulfide Coating Eliminates Thread Galling in Fasteners   Galling is a common form of wear that can occur when threaded fasteners are installed or removed. With enough force and friction between threads, mating surfaces will begin to wear or gall.  As the threads rub together, particles are broken off from the mating …

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