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Wear is the undesired removal of material from a component through tribosystems such as abrasion, adhesion, cavitation, erosion, fatigue and stress cracking, fretting, and impact. When components slide against one another, the friction arising can wear the part through galling and overheating. In conjunction with a corrosive environment, tribocorrosion will occur. This synergistic effect can cause very rapid loss of material, component failure, and machinery seizure. Surface technology can effectively reduce the friction coefficient, prevent wear, and improve lubrication. Oerlikon Metco understands wear in all of its forms. We can recommend the right coating solutions to protect your components and systems from specific wear risks.

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