i-Kote is an advanced solid film nano-composite lubricant with a unique ability to adapt to its operating environment. i-Kote can be applied to metals, plastics, carbides, ceramics, and other engineered surfaces. There are no binders or curing required however the coating is molecularly bonded to the substrate ensuring no cracking, peeling, or chipping. i-Kote maintains the unique distinction of being the only solid film lubricant to be tribometer tested in space and is currently being used in countless mechanisms in orbit.
Adhesion per ASTM D3359-08: 5A
Tribological Friction and Wear per ASTM G-99: 100K+ cycles under .15 @ 40%RH, .98n, .4m/s
Daimler Rockwell Adhesion: HF1
Service temp. continuous, intermittent: Cryogenic to 662°F, 350°C
Mohs hardness: 1.5
Coefficient of Friction: .0007-.1
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I-KOTE AND TRIBOLOGIX INFORMATION PRIMER
A breif description of Tribologix, i-Kote and it's current use cases and heritage
FRICTION DATA FOR VARIOUS MATERIALS
& SURFACE TREATMENTS FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
Data complied by JPL comparing the relative performance of i-Kote and other solid film lubricants with various surface treatments both in N2 and in ambient environments.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SANDIA COOLER
A highly detailed account of the development of a cooler at Sandia National Laboratories leveraging our technology. A good description of why i-Kote was chosen as well as how it performed with a highly detailed description of the operating environment.