Piston Coatings

Saturday, December 19, 2009
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During research for a forthcoming Race Engine Technology magazine article, Wayne Ward discussed the matter of coatings as applied to racing engine pistons with a number of the well-known suppliers, designers and manufacturers of racing pistons. The m... read more
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Polymer Coatings in Racing Engines

Sunday, November 15, 2009
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The use of polymer coatings in racing engines has been widespread for many years, but is to some extent being displaced by the newer generation of coatings such as titanium nitride, chromium nitride and DLC as examples. In a lot of circumstances the ... read more
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Coatings for threaded fasteners

Monday, October 12, 2009
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As far as threaded fasteners are concerned, there are a large number of coatings which can be applied, and in doing so we are generally seeking to address one of a small number of issues, the main ones being: Corrosion- Material incompatibility- Fri... read more
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Alternatives to DLC

Sunday, September 13, 2009
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Whilst DLC seems clearly to be the favourite coating at the moment, there are some applications where it isn’t necessarily favoured, for various reasons. One area where ‘traditional’ DLC coatings have struggled is in applications w... read more
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DLC Coatings in Racing Engines

Friday, August 14, 2009
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There are a very wide range of coatings which are employed in motorsport engines nowadays, and Formula One has been at the forefront of this development for many years. The moot point of excessive budgets is the reason that Formula One has been able ... read more
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Coat of many colours

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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One of the more interesting uses of coatings is to apply solid lubricants as a substitute for liquid lubricants. The solid lubricant that is used is normally a complex mixture that can include silver, molybdenum and various binding compounds. In the... read more
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Micro perfection

Sunday, June 14, 2009
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Finding a material that fulfils all of the performance demands especially in a race engine is an almost impossible task. The result has been the growth in the use of coatings, used either to protect the load bearing core or to reduce frictional losse... read more
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Self-applied engine coatings

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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Several firms now offer specialty engine coating systems for use by individual builders and engine shops for a variety of applications. Common usages include thermal barriers, dry film surface lubricants, and anticorrosion coatings. In some cases, co... read more
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