You take care of accuracy. We’ll take care of reliability.

If you’re a manufacturer of firearms or firearm components, UCT’s proprietary EXO coating will enable your top-quality rifles and handguns to achieve extraordinary levels of reliability. 

Our EXO Nickel Boron technology — thoroughly validated by commercial and governmental testing and by positive user feedback — creates a greaseless, permanently lubricious surface that’s harder than the substrate itself. (In fact, EXO is 40% harder than chrome.) 

Unlike films, conventional coatings and applied lubricants, EXO never rubs off, thins out, spalls off, or builds up residue. Most remarkably, it can completely eliminate the need for lubrication in the actions of both semi- and full-auto firearms…while at the same time providing extreme protection against rust and wear. 

EXO Advantages

EXO enables your company to offer customers firearms that are: 

EXO-coated weapons have been proven in-theatre to reliably operate without lubrication.

  • Easier to clean
  • Accumulate far less fouling
  • Resist wear
  • Resist corrosion and pitting
  • Withstand hot gases


Extreme Performance for Key Components

The EXO coating has demonstrated clear performance improvement in bolt-action, semi-auto, and full-auto applications. Among the components that benefit most from EXO coating: 

  • Bolts 
  • Bolt carrier groups
  • Barrel extensions
  • Charging handles
  • Compensators
  • Extractors
  • Firing pins
  • Hammers
  • Magazine followers
  • Suppressors

UCT works closely with major firearm manufacturers to make the EXO Nickel Boron technology available on new-production arms and components. Consumers can also enjoy the advantages of EXO coatings through our aftermarket FailZero drop-in kits for AR15/M4/M16 rifles. 

Government Application Development

  • Approved government accounting system
  • ITAR registered
  • FFL licensed
  • Secured facility
  • Recipient of Government supported development and commercialization projects since 2003.
  • SBIR qualified (<500 employees)