The TIODIZE PROCESS is an electrolytic process using an alkaline bath which is maintained at room temperature. It produces anti-galling and wear resistant properties to the surface of titanium and its alloys, with no dimensional change.
Fractures of both fatigue and tensile specimens show that there is NO HYDROGEN PICK-UP or hydrogen embrittlement; rather, there is an increase in fatigue strength due to the inherent complexity of the surface treatment by TIODIZE, which produces a finish that is an interstitial part of the metal itself.
The most complicated part configurations can be TIODIZED, including such difficult areas as blind holes and tubing walls. The throwing power of the solution gives continuous surface treatment, even in areas remote from the cathode. Contrasted with conventional plating, the process causes a “growth-inward” by the action of both solution and current. As a result, one of the most important advantages of the process is in the area of NO DIMENSIONAL CHANGE.
TIODIZE, TIOLON, TIOLUBE, TICOMP, TRIBO/COMP, FIBER/LITE, RIV/LITE, CHANNEL/LITE, and ALUMAZITE are registered trademarks of TIODIZE CO., INC., Huntington Beach, CA 92649