Welding generates high temperatures, spatter, and debris, all of which can quickly wear down metal tools and components. Ceramic coatings provide a layer of protection that can withstand these conditions, allowing tools to last longer and operate more efficiently. Ceramic coatings can be easily applied during welding, cutting, and stamping operations.
Ceramic coatings, like BorNiGuard, can be applied well in advance and shorten downtimes. For a robotic cell, for example, coated consumables can be stored in the cell for ready replacement. BorNiGuard-coated parts can be stored in the welding/cutting area for weeks or months and not lose their ability to repel spatter for hours of uninterrupted production. This is fundamentally different from traditional oil-based sprays and dips that need to be applied often and, therefore, in the cell, causing unwanted oily surfaces and hydrocarbons.
BorNiGuard applies easily and dries quickly. It is recommended to apply BorNiGuard away from flames or sparks. For efficiency of time and material, you can coat several tips, nozzle, and diffusers at once in a safe area. For example, apply BorNiGuard to a week's allotment of consumables and transfer them to the welding area for ready replacement. You can coat the parts in the next county, bring the coated parts to the production area, and enjoy the same benefits of reduced consumables and downtime.