COR Alpha and Cerakote Unlock Unprecedented Durability for Additive Manufacturing
When we first met Cerakote, the collaboration was a no-brainer. What would happen when we combined the most rugged photopolymer resin with the most rugged spray coating?
Cerakote was game to try. Their team quickly coated COR Alpha test plaques with their C-7300 “Black Velvet”, then popped them into their QUV accelerated weather chamber and told us that they would get back to us in 6 weeks.
1000 hours later - there were absolutely no signs of any degradation. Even though 1000 hours of QUV accelerated weathering is a common benchmark for even the most demanding applications, they insisted on more.
We wanted to share these results months ago, but the Cerakote team wouldn’t give up. Another 15 weeks later, we finally saw the first signs of cracking at 3500 hours of continuous QUV weathering.
Not too shabby for a first try! Download our free white paper for more details.
When it comes to producing durable parts for end-use manufacturing, the combination of Cerakote and COR Alpha is tough to beat. Cerakote is an inorganic polymeric thin-film liquid ceramic coating that provides a wide variety of functional properties, such as UV stability, chemical resistance, hydrophobic properties, color consistency, scratch/abrasion resistance, and much more. When applied directly to the substrate in a single layer application, Cerakote can provide a durable and long-lasting finish that is perfect for end-use parts.
COR Alpha is a photopolymer resin that is designed for the most demanding additive manufacturing applications. It offers high resolution and detail while also being able to withstand high temperatures. When used together, Cerakote and COR Alpha can produce durable 3D printed parts that are resistant to UV radiation, chemicals, and abrasion. This makes this combination ideal for use in a wide range of industries, such as automotive manufacturing, aerospace engineering, and medical device production.
If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting finish for your 3D printed parts, consider using Cerakote and COR Alpha. This combination can provide the strongest and most durable finish available.
ABSORBS UV RADIATION: The C-Series inorganic polymeric resin system prevents the COR Alpha material from being exposed to the UV radiation, which can cause photodegradation over time.
DURABILITY: After the 1000-hour benchmark, there were no visible signs of degradation to the substrate material or coating, demonstrating its durability.
COLOR CONSISTENCY: Cerakote coatings are available in a wide variety of colors, so you can find the perfect match for your application.
ABRASION RESISTANCE: Cerakote coatings are highly scratch and abrasion resistant, helping them to hold up against wear and tear.
If you’re looking for a coating system that can provide extreme durability and protection against wear and tear, consider using Cerakote and COR Alpha together. If you are looking for a durable finish for your end-use parts, be sure to check out our white paper on the subject. In it, we take a closer look at how Cerakote and COR Alpha can work together to create a long-lasting finish for your parts. https://geni.us/Cerakote-COR-QUV
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