Application: Four easy steps are involved in the use of Formkote.
Everlube Formkote T-50 is a lubricating coating intended for use in the hot forming of titanium metals to prevent galling in the forming operation. This product is also excellent for die casting aluminum and zinc metals. It has also been found to be of considerable value when used in tube bending or extruding. The product is designed to function as a boundary lubricant in cold forming operations and in hot forming at temperatures up to and exceeding 1500°F.
Boeing Specification: BAC 5756, Ty. IV Hughes Aircraft Co. Specification: HP 1-27 Lockheed Martin Corporation-Aircraft Div. Specification: LAC 37-674 Lockheed Martin Corporation-Aircraft Div. Specification: LCP 70-1099 Lockheed Martin Corporation-Aircraft Div. Specification: STM 37-103 Boeing McDonnell Douglas Specification: DPM 3481 Boeing McDonnell Douglas Specification: DPM 5666 Boeing McDonnell Douglas Specification: DPS 10150 Boeing McDonnell Douglas Specification: DPS 44120 Boeing McDonnell Douglas Specification: PS 14211 Northrop Grumman Corporation Specification: L-8, Rev. C Northrop Grumman Corporation Specification: MA-105 Pratt & Whitney Specification: PMC 9536 Pratt & Whitney Specification: PWA 113C thru E Precision Castparts Corp. Specification: III-57-02 Rockwell Specification: LBO225-001 Rockwell International Specification: STO102LA-0005, Rev. B Rockwell International Specification: STO225GB0001, Rev. B
a) The surface of the metal should be cleaned. The methods used will vary depending upon the mechanical operation to be performed. In the hot forming of titanium, standard practice is to cold form followed by various rinses in water, methyl ethyl ketone, solvent cleaning, alkaline cleaning and pickling. This application of Formkote and the hot forming operation. In die casting, extruding, tube bending, etc., the surface to be coated must be cleaned by a solvent to ensure the removal of any contamination.
b) Apply the coating by spray, brush, dip or swab application. The product is available in aerosol or quart, gallon and 5-gallon containers. The material is supplied ready for application, but additional thinning may be accomplished with the use of Toluene as required. Best results are usually obtained with a coating thickness of 0.5 to 1.5 mils.
c) Perform required operation hot forming, die casting, extruding etc.
d) After the mechanical operation, Formkote T-50 is removed by various methods. During a hot forming operation, the majority of the lubricating film is burned off leaving a slight residue. This is removed by solvent washes, alkaline cleaning, pickling, or vapor honing, followed by various demineralized water rinse and drying. After a cold operation, the coating has not been subjected to temperatures, which will cause polymerization and can be removed by simple solvent cleaning, leaving no trace of lubricant film.
This product is approved and is being currently used by major fabricators of titanium alloys and various other metals.
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