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Coating Process

In recent years, the firearms field has seen the introduction of revolutionary new metal coatings and surface treatments that deliver unprecedented levels of corrosion protection, wear resistance and reliability. A cadre of firearms performance experts formed WMD Guns to leverage these new firearm coating technologies and offer a full spectrum of premium products, coatings and services to the firearms industry. 

Our team has a tremendous width and depth of firearms industry expertise, with inhouse, master gunsmithing and firearm production capabilities to provide full spectrum performance to the firearms industry.

WMD Guns offers the following  high-performance coating and surface treatment options:

  • NiB-X® Nickel Boron (our premium product)
  • Nitromet Salt Bath Nitrocarburizing (i.e., Melonite)
  • Electroless Nickel Teflon
  • Zinc Nickel
  • Electroless Nickel
  • DLC
  • PVD

Our proprietary NiB-X coating process delivers the highest hardness rating in the nickel boron plating industry, exceeding Rockwell 70 C with post-treatment heating. For customers, this means unsurpassed wear protection.

Custom Formulations

The key to our engineered nickel boron plating processes is versatility. Depending on performance needs, deposits can include combinations of hardness, wear, abrasion and corrosion resistance, lubricity, solderability, high-temperature performance and protection from various chemicals. With rigorous precision, we create and deliver the finished product on time and at a great value.

Total Coating Uniformity

Since the process requires no electrical current, controllable coating deposition rates produce consistent tolerances within ± 1 to 2 microns. The result is the same amount of plate on sharp corners, edges and flat surfaces – including blind holes, threads, channels, recesses and internal areas – of parts of all sizes and shapes. And since coatings mirror the surface profile of the substrate, little or no post-plate grinding or burnishing is required.

Superior To Chromium

NiB-X nickel boron parts are known for high hardness, good adhesion, excellent lubricity, low coefficient of friction and uniform coverage. Parts coated with the NiB-X nickel boron process are suited to a wide range of applications. When properly lubricated, overall wear properties are superior to hard chromium.

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