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Dry Film Lube (DFL)

We apply dry film lubricants as a coating to reduce friction and improve wear resistance. The materials allow better movement of close-contact components.

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Cutting the Friction, Improving Performance

Dry film lubricants offer protection and better for parts used in extreme environmental conditions, often with high or low temperatures when liquids, oils, or grease can’t be used. The material prevents seizing and galling.

Benefits of Dry Film Lube

  • Effective moisture barrier
  • Unaffected by heat or cold
  • Appropriate for many materials – metal, plastics, and wood
  • Resistant to solvents
  • Simplifies lubricating inaccessible parts
  • Supports parts requiring frequent removal
  • Provides long-term protection
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If it Slides, Turns, Moves, Connects

Many industries rely on dry film lube, also known as dry lubes or solid film lube, because of the coating’s effectiveness and versatile applications. We use various formulations to meet customer specifications for optimum performance.

Common parts that benefit from dry film lube

  • Aluminum gun parts
  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Hydraulic assemblies
  • Fasteners, cables, and couplings
  • Bearings and rollers
  • Aerospace sliding components
  • Molds
  • Firearms
  • Stainless Steel Threaded Parts
  • And more

 

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We look beyond today to increase efficiency and serve your business, providing prefinishing and other services to achieve the best dry lube coating of your parts.

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FAQs

Dry film lube, also called dry lubes or solid film lube, is a coating that replaces the need for liquid, oils or grease lubrication, especially for parts used in extreme environmental conditions to prevent galling or seizing.

As a versatile coating, dry lube has many applications. Beyond reducing friction on moving parts, solid film lube, as it is also called, protects hydraulic assemblies, improves mold release, and treats fasteners,  cables, and couplings for better operation.

Coating thickness of dry film lube varies depending on the intended result. Generally the coating is 0.1 – 0.2 mils.

Industries

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We look beyond today to increase efficiency and serve your business.

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Medical

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We finish your materials within tight tolerances to meet exacting quality and regulatory demands.

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Military

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Defense contractors rely on our anodizing, laser-marking, descaling, and other services to meet military specifications.

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Aerospace

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We offer a range of finishing services for aerospace components and maintain NADCAP certification

Manufacturing

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CNC manufacturers rely on our services to complete final finishing.

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Pharmaceutical

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We innovate processes in the science and art of finishing precision-engineered pharmaceutical components.

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Water Purification

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Our services for finishing water-system components include cryogenic deflashing, passivation, and laser marking.

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Automotive

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Our precision capabilities handle high-volume jobs for automotive OEMs.

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We offer anodizing and laser marking of components and enclosures for computers and audio equipment.

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Electronics

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Our finishing services meet critical tolerances for metal and plastic parts made for consumer electronics.

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Food Service

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Our cleaning and finishing services meet strict regulatory requirements while enhancing performance and longevity.

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Hydraulics

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Our deburring, deflashing, and other services optimize the operating life of hydraulic equipment.

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Firearms

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Our suite of capabilities delivers precise results producing the highest quality finishes.

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We eliminate the need for your parts to go elsewhere.

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