Friction reduction, weight reduction and lower cost—Yamaha’s experience in building motorcycles, outboards and other products have made us specialists when it comes to surface finishing and its many benefits. Based on your design requirements, desired performance and production cost ceilings, we can provide surface finishing options that will meet your needs.
From engine internals like pistons and cylinders to exterior parts, Yamaha offers a wide variety of plating treatments that not only improve the quality and performance of your products, but also their visual appeal.
Yamaha's piston skirt coatings reduce friction loss for improved performance and better wear characteristics.
Thermal Spraying for Cylinders
Spraying a thermal coating of alloy particles to the inner walls of aluminum cylinders removes the need for a cylinder liner, and widens the range of choices for our clients.
Yamaha's proprietary SixONy™ nano-film coating is used mainly on exterior parts. Sputtering deposition is used to apply a ceramic coating with superior levels of heat resistance of 500 ℃ and up. This film can be also applied transparent and colorless or with color, making it usable for decorative effects.
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Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coating
Used on engine internals or sliding suspension components, DLC Coating reduces friction loss and improves the wear characteristics of gears and other parts.