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1903, 2024

ThermaSiC Datasheets Updated

We have expanded and updated our technical datasheets for ThermaSiC for 2024!

Both the HVOF and APS version can be downloaded here: https://www.seramcoatings.com/products/

2011, 2023

Sample preparation of ThermaSiC

Read below to download our sample preparation recommendations:

When preparing ceramic coatings for microstructure, hardness and porosity analysis, it is important to minimize defects, contaminations and pull-outs.

One way to do this is to follow our sample preparation recommendations, which can be downloaded here

The recommendations include cutting, mounting and polishing recommendations, using Struers Accutom, EpoFix and diamond pads, and is suitable for HVOF and APS coatings with ThermaSiC alike.

711, 2023

Hardfacing aluminum and titanium

ThermaSiC  can be coated on aluminum and titanium surfaces to increase surface properties of both materials, also known as hardfacing.

While the two are both lightweight metals, their applications are certainly different. Aluminum with its thermal and electrical conductivity, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio when alloyed and hardened, while titanium is harder, tougher, more heat resistant and chemically reistant.

Whichever you would consider for your application, know that ThermaSiC is able to be applied to both, giving increased wear-, temperature- and corrosion resistance. Ceramic hardfacing is a way to increase the surface properties of both.

Reach out to us today to learn more how silicon carbide coatings can improve your light metal applications – sales@seramcoatings.com

2410, 2023

Seram Coatings will present at A3TS – Thermal Spraying Days

On the 6th and 7th of December, Seram Coatings Founder
Professor Nuria Espallargas from NTNU will present at
A3TS – Thermal spraying days.

The conference will take place at the esteemed Palais Beaumont in Pau, France, and brings together people from academia, industry and all parts of thermal spraying society for sharing new developments, networking and friendly exchange of knowledge.

The presentation is titled “The tribological performance in a water-based lubricant of SiC-YAG composite HVOF coatings“, with an excerpt of the abstract below:

A3TS conference location - Palais Beaumont in Pau, France

“A new coating-seal solution in a water-based lubricant for the oil-to-sea interfaces has been tested. This new solution consists of optimized surfaces (SiC-YAG coatings) in contact with polymeric seals.

Six different seal materials and four different surfaces have been tested for frictional and wear performance in a water-based lubricant formulated for a thruster application. The sealing materials were two rubbers, polyurethane, UHMWPE, polyketone and a thermoset composite. The counter surfaces were: hardened steel as the reference, WC-CoCr coating, Cr3C2-NiCr coating and SiC-YAG composite coating (ThermaSiC).”

ThermaSiC showed the lowest friction values.”
“For harder seals, the friction was lower and ThermaSiC showed values close to superlubricity.
The main mechanisms behind these differences are
discussed in this work.”

We look forward to hearing her presentation and others in the thermal spraying community on the 6th and 7th of December, and look forward to seeing you there.
You can reach out to us in advance to arrange a meeting at sales@seramcoatings.com 

Further reading about A3TS, the association for thermal and surface treatment,
created to disseminate and promote advanced technological knowledge in the fields of materials processing,
can be found here

Further reading about ThermaSiC, the thermally sprayable silicon carbide coating used in this work, here

Further reading about Seram Coatings, the company that produces ThermaSiC, here

Keywords: water-based lubricants, ThermaSiC, thermal spray coatings.

310, 2023

Protecting your production equipment from molten aluminum

Is molten aluminum sticking to your production equipment?
Here’s what to do with it:

#ThermaSiC silicon carbide coating exhibits excellent non-stick behaviour towards molten aluminum, as shown in this video. It also protects againts corrosion and wear in molten #aluminum applications, such as #aluminizing and aluminum primary #metal production.

Reach out and follow us on LinkedIn for more ThermaSiC applications and real life demonstrations.

#Wegotyoucovered

2609, 2023

Seram Coatings for Sustainable Development Goals

At Seram Coatings, we are committed to having a positive impact on the environment and improving our customers’ climate footprint. We address many of the UN’s sustainable development goals through our business.

#9 Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

· The innovation of ThermaSiC advances the technological level of the industrial sectors by bringing entirely new solutions to the market.

· This advancement will support our customers’ ability to create new jobs.

· Seram Coatings’ value proposition is to increase the productivity of our customers by reducing wear and corrosion.

#12 Responsible consumption and production

· ThermaSiC can help reduce the use of chemicals that are harmful to the environment.

· ThermaSiC promotes resource and energy efficiency by extending the lifetime of components.

#13 Climate action

· ThermaSiC can help businesses reduce CO2 emissions by reducing equipment weight.

· It can also improve the efficiency and operating temperature of engines.

#14 Life below water

· ThermaSiC may enable customers to use chemicals that are less harmful to the marine environment.

· Seram Coatings actively participates in and funds product development to enable EALs (Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants) in cooperation with end users and lubrication manufacturers.

Want learn more? Reach out to

Sales@seramcoatings.com or https://www.seramcoatings.com/about-us/

#UN #SDGs SDGs #SDG9 #SDG12 #SDG13 #SDG14 #TogetherForTheSDGs

1909, 2023

Molten Zinc Rolls Off ThermaSiC

To all who work in #galvanizing or otherwise with molten #zinc :

We’ve got you covered!

Wouldn’t it be nice if your equipment was coated with a non-stick ceramic coating, and any molten zinc would just roll off after use? Not to mention the extended lifetime from extra #corrosion and #wear resistance?

In the video, a molten zinc droplet rolls off as-sprayed HVOF #ThermaSiC. Even in slow motion one can see how easily the zinc slides off, leaving no residue or traces behind. Even solidified zinc can be easily scraped off after cooling down.

Reach out to sales@seramcoatings.com or go to https://www.seramcoatings.com/products/ to learn more and test our silicon carbide coating yourself!

1209, 2023

Eurobrake 2023

Another week, another conference!

Our CEO Jens Lehrmann and VP of Business Development Kristian Helland are at #Eurobrake2023 in Barcelona, to discuss silicon carbide coating for reducing brake dust #emissions, reduce brake system #weight, and improving braking #performance.

EuroBrake is the world’s largest annual brake technology conference. Contributors and attendees gather from the major brake industry stakeholders, including passenger car and commercial vehicle component suppliers and manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and leading brands in rail, aerospace, and academia.

Reach out to them or sales@seramcoatings.com if you’re there and want to meet up!

1109, 2023

Expanding capacity!

Today we finalized the installation of our new spray drier from DORST Technologies GmbH & Co. KG. This will be a step-change in our production capabilities for #ThermaSiC , and in line with our CAPEX plans to meet customer demand for more #EHS friendly and #lightweight surface protection.

Great work Stian Anthonisen and team, and thank you to DORST Technologies GmbH & Co. KG for great testing and installation support throughout.

#Dorst #installation #capacity #expansion #seramcoatings

1109, 2023

ThermaSiC in Mars Simulation Wind Tunnel

Ever wondered what the weather is like on Mars?

This week, ThermaSiC coated samples are in the Mars Simulation Wind Tunnel at Aarhus University to protect critical substrates, as part of our project with European Space Agency – ESA. The coating will be subjected to high winds and particulate erosion, simulating coated hardware landing on Mars.

Very cool, and we look very much forward to sharing the results!

#mars #windtunnel #marssimulation #aarhus #thermasic #testing

The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.