Machined Component
Solutions

You can count on Bales to achieve the precise coating or finish you need, no matter your machined component application.

Achieve Your Ideal Surface Treatment

Optimize Your Parts Performance with Bales

Extraordinary growth potential lies ahead for machined component manufacturers. Analysts predict the U.S. market will expand by 12% from 2021 to 2026.* But keeping pace with the higher demand is difficult when dealing with strict tolerances, complex shapes, and surface roughness issues.

Looking for the right solution, executed on time and to the highest standard? Bales fuses science and craftsmanship to deliver exceptional results for machined component manufacturers worldwide.

We've been protecting metal surfaces in ways others don't dare since 1978. From shafts to housings, your machined components will benefit from our incomparable finishes, tight tolerances, and legacy of integrity and innovation.

* Source: ResearchAndMarkets.com

HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST OXIDATION AND EXTEND SERVICE LIFE

Machined Component Solutions
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Solve Your Corrosion Issues

Machined components are susceptible to corrosion and wear. Boost your components with Bales’ Electroless Nickel, Hard Chrome, and proprietary NIBORE™ coatings, ideal for protecting against corrosion and achieving excellent abrasion resistance.

Electroless Nickel

Bales’ exceptionally thin Electroless Nickel coating protects against corrosion and abrasion.

  • .003” > Plating Thickness
  • 1.0 mil deposit, 1,000+ hours Corrosion Properties
  • 45 Rockwell Hardness - HVN100
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NIBORE™

There’s a lot to love about Bales’ proprietary NIBORE™ coating. It offers superior lubricity and release, excellent abrasion resistance, plus uniform plating.

  • 0.05 > Coefficient of Friction
  • 54 Rockwell Hardness
  • 0.00005 to 0.0005” Plating Thickness Range
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Hard Chrome

Thanks to superior abrasion resistance, Hard Chrome is a reliable and durable coating for machined component applications. It’s also non-magnetic and mimics the finish of base materials.

  • 72 Rockwell Hardness
  • 1250°F Max Operating Temperature
  • 6.9 g/cm3 Density
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WHAT’S THE OPTIMAL COATING FOR
YOUR PROJECT?

TRY THE COATINGS COMPARISON TOOL

Are you facing corrosion, abrasion, or friction issues? Use our Coating Comparison Tool to quickly compare surface finishes and find the best solution for your needs.

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WE SERVE INDUSTRY

At Bales, we serve industry. Whether it's plastic injection molding,
medical or food processing - if its metal, we cover it.