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Y-12’s TiBor Skin Method

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Laboratory: Y-12 National Security Complex

Technology: TiBor Skin

Opportunity: Y-12 is seeking interested industry partners to license its patent-pending TiBor Skin technology. 

Details: TiBor Skin is a two-part technology that facilitates the creation and development of wear- and corrosion-resistant composite structures. TiBor Skin achieves this by:

  1. Providing a family of coatings or surface materials for application on metal alloy systems.
  2. Providing a method of interjoining the applied coatings with their substrates to shape composite structures. Once applied, these surfaces now have corrosion rates much lower than those currently experienced in the industry. 

Benefits: This Y-12 technology has demonstrated several benefits, such as not interfering with the welding process, and ability to be applied to raw materials prior to manufacturing or to parts after manufacturing; and it can even aid in bonding dissimilar metals, among other advantages. 


  • Food processor blades
  • Chainsaw chains
  • Cutting tools
  • Aircraft propeller blades
  • Lawn mower blades
  • And more. 

Contact: To learn more about the TiBor Skin method, contact Jeremy Benton at

To view the original technology fact sheet, visit