Thermal Spray Flexicord – Carbide Series
Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions’ carbide series of thermal spray Flexicord materials produce high performance tungsten carbide or chromium carbide coatings using our
Master Jet® and Top Jet Flame Spray Guns. These coatings provide resistance to abrasion, erosion, fretting & sliding wear comparable to those produced by costlier HVOF methods.
Compared to HVOF or plasma sprayed coatings, Saint-Gobain carbide series Flexicord products yield coatings with less internal stress which permits thicker coatings & better resistance to thermal cycling. The coatings can be used as sprayed – with roughness values from 4 – 6.5 μm – or can be finished with diamond or AZ grinding.
For maximum performance, carbide Flexicord products can be sprayed with Saint-Gobain’s Master Jet or Master Jet III Auto spray guns. For internal diameters, Saint-Gobain recommends their ID Gun flame spray unit.
- Dense, hard coatings from 760 to 1250 Hv300
- Used at temperatures up to 850°C (1562°F)
- Feed rates from 2.3 to 4.2 kg/hour (5 to 9 lb/hour)
- Deposit effiency from 65% to 75%
Our carbide Flexicord products are manufactured in a range of compositions to match specific application parameters.