Military

 

We’re looking out for the modern warfighter on land, air, and sea. Our enhanced surfaces are ideally suited for improving performance in these critical areas and beyond:

  • Corrosion resistance in marine environments

  • Durability of weapon systems

  • Gearboxes and transmissions

  • Actuators

  • Sliding surfaces

  • Journal bearings

  • Engine components

Aerospace

 

Surface wear problems abound in aviation applications. We can apply our hardening and corrosion enhancement processes to components such as:

  • Highly loaded and reciprocating surfaces prone to fretting wear

  • Spline shafts

  • Spherical bearings

  • Ball joints

  • High temperature engine components

  • Nozzles and fuel control valves

  • Turbine blades

Hydraulics

 

With Brokkr, a harder corrosion resistance surface is possible and would empower the industry.

 

Hydraulic fittings all rust eventually, can be difficult to work with, and look terrible over time.

  • Crimped areas on hose fittings are especially prone to corrosion since the plating can be cracked during crimping.

  • Stainless steel fittings are available but they’re not stocked well and can be very hard to acquire. This makes them disproportionately expensive. There are limits to what stainless steel can do for corrosion resistance, too.

  • Pumps/motors use hardened plates to reduce wear but a piece of silica can score them. We can eliminate that possibility.

  • Brass and bronze are used extensively for rotating groups/slippers. This is done to provide a corrosion resistant material that is dissimilar from steel to prevent adhesion. Some pumps do run steel on steel but this is rare and results in poor mechanical efficiency. This is because the brass/bronze has a lower coefficient of friction against steel than steel on steel does.  We can tailor the sintered material or plate the steel piece to achieve higher performance.

  • Cylinder rods/rams are chrome plated. But, it is very challenging to maintain the hard chrome roughness profile. Seals wear out faster than they should. Chrome also is not impact resistant and can flake off.

And this is just an introduction to what can be remedied with our tech.