SEFUCO “High performance self-lubricated multifunctional coating for demanding industrial applications.”
The reliability of many industrial processes is dependent on the functioning of the critical components.
Especially safety critical components in heavy engineering, such as bearings, seals, shafts, barrels,
rolls etc. are suffering sticking of the counterpart material. Often conventional lubrication oils can not
be used due to process environment, temperature or impurities. In order to ensure reliable function of the critical components self-lubricating wear resistance coatings could be a solution.
Thermal spray powders including solid lubricants are not necessary commercially available. Novel powder
production techniques open possibilities for new powder compositions and tailored coatings.
Thermal spray methods have been well established to produce wear resistant coatings for components
mentioned above. Thermal spray coating process will be optimised for spraying powders containing solid
lubricant materials for different application environments.
Tribological tests will be done to determine tribological, wear and corrosion properties of the coatings
containing solid lubricants.
Controlling the whole manufacturing route from powder to coating enables tailoring the composition of
coating according to application. A combination of novel powder processing and HVOF coating technology will
be achieved with co-operation of different European SME's.