A Revolution in MEtal Plating and Coating Options
Introducing a Unique Thermal Boron Diffusion Treatment
Our BLAZE ® treatment uses chemistry and heat to produce a hard and slick Inter-metallic non-brittle layer at the surface of metal parts that provides extreme wear and abrasion resistance. Not a coating, the outer surface of the host material is transformed to an inter-metallic Boride from the original surface down to the penetration depth, without dimensional change.
The treated surface is extremely hard, yet not brittle, with a very low coefficient of friction, ideal for producing a functional surface to reduce wear and abrasion.
Extreme Abrasion Resistance
BLAZE ® treated surfaces provide extreme wear and abrasion resistance extending the life of your product.Learn More
The BLAZE ® process is environmentally benign, producing zero hazardous waste to landfill, air, or water.
BLAZE ® wields an extreme hardness of 1800-2300 knoop (harder than Tungsten carbide). This is achieved without unwanted FEB.
The BLAZE ® surface provides permanent lubrication regardless of load, producing the ultimate functional surface.
BLAZE ® is an ideal replacement for Hexavalent Hard Chrome, Iron Nitriding, PVD, CVD, HVOF, Carbonitriding, and Boronizing. Less expensive materials can be treated with BLAZE ® and achieve superior results.
Zero Dimensional Change
Because BLAZE ® is infused into the substrate and is not a coating, the treatment is achieved with zero surface distortion or dimensional change.
Impervious to Corrosive Chemicals
Metal surfaces treated with BLAZE ® are impervious to most corrosive chemicals such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and hydrogen sulfide.
No Potential for Bond Failure
The BLAZE ® treatment is not a coating, but a surface conversion, removing the risk of bond failure.
Our process is repeatable and scalable from the diameter of a human hair to a 32' long pipe
See Our Latest Test Results
In an ASTM International G65 Test comparing all the coatings currently used by the oil and gas industry to reduce wear and increase the life of the pump, valve, pipe and other crucial parts, BLAZE ® has the highest wear and abrasion resistance of any of the other technologies available on the market today.Read the Report
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Industries We Serve
A revolution for the metal coatings industry, sustainability and environmental advantages are two of the key benefits of the BLAZE ® process, allowing companies across a wide variety of industries to streamline their processes by minimizing the need for maintenance operations and reduce the risk of safety and environmental incidents and concerns.
Oil and Gas
Enhance the wear and abrasion resistance characteristics of tooling in high-wear environments beyond efficacy of previously used conventional systems.
Products benefiting from BLAZE ® technology for the automotive and performance racing markets include universal joints, rings and pinion gears, valve and valve guides.