Ronald L. Hoffman named CEO of Dover Corporation
Nov 08, 2004
FriCSo - Friction Control Solutions (www.fricso.com), has announced FriCSo Super-Finishing, a patent-pending mechanical lapping process that uses a unique FriCSo-developed polymer.
The innovative process creates an organic layer that bonds into the metal surface through chemical reaction.
The single process significantly improves the surface roughness average (Ra), mean roughness depth (Rz) amplitude and the Bearing Area Curve (BAC), while increasing surface hardness.
"FriCSo's super-finishing solution is not a coating but delivers coating-like performance at a fraction of the time, cost and maintenance required by traditional solutions," said Kostia Mandel, FriCSo Vice President R&D. "It improves cost-effectiveness of existing super-finishing processes, including the reduction of process time and cost of tools."
FriCSo-treated metal parts enjoy significant reduction in coefficient of friction (COF), thus enabling improved energy efficiency in engines, have high wear resistance, and demonstrate excellent performance under extreme tribological conditions where boundary and mixed lubrication regimes are encountered.
Environmentally-friendly, the solution does not use hazardous waste materials or produce waste products. No coating is needed.