Geissele is pleased to announce the launch of Nano Composite Coatings (NCC) and Nanoweapon. NCC is a is a coating company formed to apply the industry’s toughest and most wear resistant coating, Nanoweapon. Nanoweapon is a family of coatings similar to that of Durable Solid Lubricant that the folks at Picatinny Aresenal have worked on for the past decade. The process of applying the coating is performed in a vacuum and very similar to that of Diamond Like Coating (DLC). However this is no standard DLC. Nanoweapon has an equivalent hardness of 82 Rockwell on the C scale. The surface wears like no other coating on the market, and there is a reason it is 10 years in the making. The amount of wear, corrosion, and abrasion resistance is unmatched by anything available. I know what you’re thinking, where have you heard this before? We thought the same things our selves and spent over a year performing performance tests. We then placed a bolt carrier in a testing device we use that will simulate weapon fire at a full auto cyclic rate, and the results were jaw dropping. Below you will see a bolt carrier that was cycled 450,000 times at a full auto cyclic rate. Please note that you will see damage to the carrier, this is due to firing pins failing and the hammer smashing into the carrier while the test was being conducted.
Notice the track where the hammer would typically ride. A standard mag phosphate carrier would be almost polished to a mirror from the coating wearing away after only a few hundred rounds. Nanoweapon is still intact after 450,000 cycles. One of the biggest perks of Nanoweapon is the temperature at which the coating is applied. During the coating process the maximum temperature the part will reach is roughly 500 degrees Fahrenheit and that is only a temperature spike. The normal operating temperature is 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Utilizing Nanoweapon removes the acid wash process that would normally be associated with the mag phosphate process, a process that would otherwise hurt the temper of hardened steel and weaken the metal, which can cause failures over time. With all of the great properties of Nanoweapon, applying the family of coatings to all of the bolt carrier group components will amount to a bolt carrier group that will have far less failures related to carbon built up and will run with longer with much less need for lubrication. Reducing the overall need for maintenance over the life of the component.