Ultrawear ® is applied to steel components to increase wear resistance. It also increases the material strength properties as well as increasing its resistance to corrosion.
In support of many ‘original equipment manufacturers’ corporate strategies, we have developed a thermal-chemical diffusion process on grey iron rotors, drums and hubs to increase:
The process is called ‘ferritic nitrocarburizing’ and it imparts nitrogen and carbon into the molecules of the machined casting. The nitrogen and carbon enrichment of the base material enhance fatigue characteristics while forming a ɛ ‘epsilon’ carbonitride layer, commonly referred to as compound or white layer. This white layer forms a corrosive barrier and is very hard, yet ductile which increases resistance to wear and rotor life.
Ultrawear ® is a thermal chemical diffusion process. It is important to note that it is not a coating.
Ultrawear ® is a nanotechnology and alters the base material’s structure at the molecular level.