Treatments & Other

Hardening, nitriding, case hardening and laser hardening of steels are handled by dedicated suppliers, with quality being ensured by their own certification of the processes.

Chrome or nickel plating, as well as other specialty coatings, are performed by specialized third party sources under the direct supervision of Molco’s engineering group.  While some processes, like chrome plating, are regarded as protective coatings others, like PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), are typically considered for processing reasons. A variety of proprietary coatings, are available from a choice of sources.

Although less “invasive” than texture, most platings or coatings should be discussed and agreed upon during early stages of tool development, so that proper allowances can be considered.

Often, special tool treatments are quoted as add-on options.