UltraFlex wear-resistant surface treatments from Kennametal are designed to provide longer and more predictable service life for components with complex geometries in demanding environments such as power generation, oil and gas, and other industries. The products provide metallurgical-bonded, void-free cladding and are formulated to protect against abrasive, erosive, corrosive and galling wear on base materials such as carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, and cobalt and nickel alloys.
According to the company, UltraFlex easily conforms to intricate shapes and small internal diameters, and reaches remote locations that hard-facing technologies cannot. And because the wear system metallurgically bonds directly to the substrate, it provides a surface with consistent thickness and minimal dilution. Surface treatment can be applied in thicknesses ranging from about 0.254 to 2.03 mm (0.010 to 0.080 inches). Depending on the application, it can be used “as applied” or be machined to the desired finish.