Using Molybdenum Disulphide grease is a great way to improve the lubricity of metal surfaces. Its unique lubricant properties make it suitable for a variety of applications.
It is often used as an additive in lubricating greases. It is also used as an anti-galling material. A solid material in powder or plated layer form, this material is generally used to prevent galling of moving parts in bearings. Other materials, such as polymeric or iron-based compounds, can also be used.
Molybdenum disulfide has good mechanical stability and long life. It is recommended for high-temperature, constant-velocity joints, chassis lubrication points, and earthmoving equipment. It is compatible with other lubricants.
Aside from being used as a lubricant, it is also used as a coating on metal parts. When applied, it forms a smooth, bonded surface on the metal, which minimizes friction. Unlike mineral oil, the molecules of Moly attract each other and adhere to the metal surface, creating a protective barrier.
Depending on the type of grease, the concentration of Moly can range from 1 to 20%. Moly has an affinity for metal surfaces and is resistant to high-pressure and intense heat.
While it can be used as an anti-galling material, the particles can also plug oil passages. In addition, its ability to adhere to other surfaces can cause buildup on the surface. It is therefore not recommended for regular applications.
Molybdenum disulfide is also used as a dry lubricant additive. It is available in a range of particle sizes, from 1.5 micron to 12.5 micron.