PVD Coating Offered on Round, Diamond Locating Pins

Westec 2017: Carr Lane Mfg. Co. now offers its Life-Ex PVD coating as an option on its round and diamond pins.

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Carr Lane Mfg. Co. now offers its Life-Ex PVD coating as an option on its round and diamond pins. Life-Ex is a thin film of vaporized solid metal deposited onto the company’s round and diamond pins as a pure metal or alloy coating. The coating is said to extend the service life of locators for applications running large quantities of parts through a machine tool since it also provides extra lubricity when compared to hardened steel.

The coating process provides a uniform deposit and is available on three sizes of inch or metric pins. These precise locating pins have a chamfered tip for easy part loading and a shoulder to resist downward forces, making them more efficient than dowel pins. One round pin and one diamond pin are often used together to locate from two machined holes in a workpiece or to align two pieces of a fixture without binding.

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