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Beamalloy IBED Technology
Surface Treatment Technologies

Beamalloy Technologies' patented Ion Beam Enhanced Deposition (IBED) process is the most advanced industrial surface treatment process available.  It provides many advantages when used to coat precision machined components and manufacturing tooling to improve resistance to wear, corrosion, and other surface-related phenomena. The process allows deposition of coatings with a wide range of metallurgical compositions and a high degree of control over coating nanostructure. Coating-substrate adhesion is achieved without the external application of heat, and processing temperatures are always held below 200°F.

 

 Heat Treatment

Case Hardening

Plating/
Coating

Thermal Spray

PVD

Beamalloy IBED 

 

Heat Treatment

Case Hardening

Plating/Coating

Thermalspray

PVD

Beamalloy IBED

Process Type

Chemical/Thermal

Physical

Temp (°F)

600-1500

1000-1500

200-500
650-900

200-500

900-1200

<200

Depth (mil)

entire

1-20

 

 

 

0.0-0.02

Thickness (mil)

 

 

0.1-15

0.1-100

0.04-0.4

0.0-0.4 

Polishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No/Yes

No

Characteristics of IBED surface coatings are dramatically contrasted with those of conventional surface treatments. Unlike conventional treatments, IBED is a physical process as opposed to a chemical or thermal process.  At temperatures below 200°F no thermally-driven changes in bulk properties or physical dimensions are produced.

Beamalloy IBED combines the benefits of thermal diffusion processing and conventional coating technologies.  Coating atoms first penetrate into the substrate to form a case layer in the surface, and then are grown out from this case layer as a thick coating.  Embedded kinetically instead of thermally, Beamalloy IBED surface treatments are “ballistically bonded” to the substrate.  This creates a true metallurgical bond that is much stronger than a mechanical, chemical, or Van der Waals bond.

Because Beamalloy IBED is kinetically driven, solid solubility limits can be exceeded.  This allows deposition of a variety of coatings on virtually any substrate material.

Beamalloy Technologies provides the development resources needed to stay on the cutting edge of surface treatment and precision tooling technology.

 

 
 
 

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