8/12/2019

Friction and Wear Reduction Technology for Honed Parts

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Sunnen Products Company and Applied Nano Surfaces (ANS) sign a joint development program focused on ANS Triboconditioning process that reduces friction and wear on a variety of honed parts and components.

Sunnen Products Co. and Sweden’s Applied Nano Surfaces (ANS) have entered into a joint market development agreement to advance technology and applications based on the triboconditioning process recently patented by ANS. The process reduces friction and wear on various steel and cast iron surfaces while improving surface finish, preventing seizures and enhancing product life, the companies say.

Triboconditioning is a combined mechano-chemical surface treatment process that uses a machining procedure to level off surface peaks and apply a friction- and wear-reducing compound to the component surface. Unlike spray coatings, the compound becomes an integrated part of the component structure at a nano level. The process is mechanically simple and, in most cases, can be done with Sunnen precision honing equipment. It is cost-efficient in mass production environments, making it perfect for in-house manufacturing as a part of component manufacturers’ production lines.

Key applications include automotive engine components such as valve train parts, cylinder liners, crankshafts and connecting rods, as well as industrial applications such as hydraulic motors, rock drills, pumps, chains, gears and compressors.

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