|Industries Served||Aerospace Industry|
|Service Location||Pan India|
|Service Duration||1-2 Days|
|Coating Thickness||0.5 Micron|
|Functional Temperature||-188 DegC to +538 DegC|
DICRONITE® dry lubrication met the required temperature ranges, with a functional temperature range of -188°C to +538°C, and was selected for lubrication of all sliding and rotating surfaces. Another key consideration was that DICRONITE®, at maximum 0.5 micron thickness, would not affect the mechanical tolerances.
DICRONITE® also played a role in mass reduction. The radiused ball ends of the pins, while saving significant weight over spherical bearings, resulted in very high contact stresses. The lubricating properties of DICRONITE® were used to relieve this stress and provide lubrication over the life the part.
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