Industrial chrome plating of aluminum and titanium ultrasonic horns improves strength and durability. Titanium horns can be carbide coated to increase stability and wear resistance when welding abrasive materials.
Plastic Assembly Systems provides ultrasonic horns and other tooling in titanium, aluminum, or hardened steel. Increase the life of your tooling and improve its performance with the addition of plating or coatings. Depending on the application, several different options are available.
Horns made of aluminum can be clear-anodized to prevent transferring of aluminum oxide markings to welded parts. Anodizing occurs when an aluminum piece is immersed in an acid bath. The controlled oxidation process causes the aluminum surface to fully oxidize. The anodized metal can then be treated to seal it fully.
For hardened steel horns, a black oxide coating is created by electrolysis of the iron molecules in steel utilizing black oxide solution. The surface formation of black iron oxide provides some corrosion resistance, but additional coatings and treatments can further enhance resistance to corrosion and abrasion.
One such treatment adds a Teflon (PTFE) hard coating. Teflon provides a lubricating effect to the surface of the part, a useful quality in applications such as food processing. Horns made of titanium can also be coated with nitride for applications where lubrication is required.
Other custom plating and coating options include:
- Chemical films
- Copper plating
- Nickel plating
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Contact us today about your coating and plating needs for existing tooling or discover how PAS can create the perfect assembly tooling for you! We will work with you to develop the right tooling, as well as coatings and plating to fit your application and budget.