Lab proven. Field Proven.
Phygen is a highly-secure facility. The custom processes we use for all clients are highly confidential, and your secrets are safe with us. While we can’t share everything about our technology, here you’ll find some of the science we are able to share about FortiPhy™ XVD surface enhancement.
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Consulting Metallurgist and Visiting Professor of Metallurgy, Frank Lemkey, Ph.D., tests Phygen’s FortiPhy™ XVD technology
Dr. John J. Moore answers a few questions about surface engineering
This breakthrough study concluded Phygen’s FortiPhy™ XVD technology affords considerable protection to sliding surfaces, and reduces friction and wear in lubricated contacts.
An insightful Q & A with noted tribologist John B. Woodford, PhD, Argonne Laboratory
FEATURED IN INDUSTRY JOURNALS
DIE CASTING ENGINEER MAGAZINE / SEP 2022
Recommended Surface Finishes for PVD Coated Die Casting Dies
Coating die inserts with Phygen’s XVD Nanoperfection Technology helped Mercury Castings reduce solder, extend die life and run faster cycles.
MATERIALS PERFORMANCE MAGAZINE / JUN 2019
Solutions for Corrosion Protection Applications
Phygen’s Fortiphy™ XVD Nanoperfection Technology produces coatings with extremely low levels of defects, verfied by the U.S. Army, which demonstrated it can outperform conventional chromium treatments.
ADVANCED MATERIALS PROCESSES MAGAZINE / SEP 2018
Using FortiPhy XVD to Optimize Surface Properties
Phygen’s unique arc plasma acceleration process reduces the size and number of macroparticles and other defects in the coating for enhanced corrosion protection, wear resistance, reduction of die lubrication, and life extension of forming tools.
FOOD ENGINEERING MAGAZINE / APR 2015
Food-safe, Surface-enhancement Process Extends Component Life
Fortiphy™ XVD Technology increased the lifetime of grinders and other critical wear components from two shifts to many months without peeling or flaking.
DIE CASTING ENGINEER MAGAZINE / SEP 2019
Mercury, Part II: Minimizing Soldering Using High Quality PVD Coatings, Part 2
This second paper in a 2-part series discusses the performance of PVD coatings in casting plants. The paper summarizes applications at Mercury Castings where PVD coatings have been shown to minimize soldering, sticking and dragging.
DIE CASTING ENGINEER MAGAZINE / MAY 2019
Mercury, Part I: Preventing Soldering using High Quality PVD Coatings
The first of two papers discusses factors affecting soldering at Mercury Casting, and concludes die casters should choose a process that produces extremely high quality coatings with low defect contents.