Dry sliding wear is one of the most commonly cited surface challenges in aerospace.
In lightweight helicopters, for example, swashplates, tail rotor hubs, blade sleeves and hinge pins are all prone to failure from dry-sliding wear. These components are each critical to the operation of the aircraft, and are incredibly time intensive projects to replace – disassembling, replacing and recoating these components can take weeks. For aerospace operators to remain profitable, limiting these service intervals is critical.
Keronite has been working with aerospace manufacturers to reduce the length and frequency of repairs. The answer lays in the selection of surface coating: and Keronite's scientists have developed a fully industrialised coating for titanium components in sliding wear applications. You can read & keep the full story below.