We Operate an integrated thermal spray coating division in our Facility
Thermal spray is a valuable process that is vastly underutilized! The benefits are exponential. Our high-quality coatings extend the service life of valuable components while reducing overall maintenance resulting in immediate cost savings.
Vertically integrated Process
We can thermal spray coat almost any metal substrate. Our shop handles the entire process, from prep machining through first turning, grinding, and superfinishing.
Detailed Project Evaluations
Our coating division works closely with customers to identify the best combination of coating material and substrate for delivering specific performance characteristics at the lowest cost.
Variety of Service
We offer thermal spray coating to restore worn components to their original dimensions, to recover mismatched mated parts, and to repair incorrectly machined parts.
Durability & Performance Enhancment
We use a range of different alloy, carbide, and ceramic compositions, along with pure metals for our coatings. These durable options provide an effective barrier against wear, corrosion, erosion, and other surface degradation.
Performance attributes such as insulation, thermal conductivity, ESD protection, lubricity, and impact, shock, and high-temperature resistance can all be enhanced with the right thermal spray coating.
State of the Art Equiptment
Application methods include HyperVelocity oxy-fuel spray, wire arc spray, and plasma spray. Each technology offers specific benefits, depending on the coating material, the substrate, and the coating thickness applied.
HyperVelocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF)
This process produces coatings equivalent to or better than a detonation gun. It is used for some pure metals, alloys and carbides. HVOF gives the highest possible bond strength. The process propels gases up to 4,500 ft./sec. at 5,200° F.
A system in which two metal wires are fed independently into a spray gun and charged, generating an arc between them. This process is used for heavier build-up of pure metals and alloys. It propels gases up to 1100ft./sec. at 10,000 degrees F.
The process is comprised of a non-transferred arc system. It is used principally for ceramics but has the capability to apply some pure metals, alloys and carbides. The process propels gases up to 2,000 ft./sec. at 30,000° F.
Benefits of Thermal Spraying
» Utilization of surface design engineering
» Extending operating range of equipment
» Lower inertia
» Manufacture of parts impossible by other means
» Improvement of manufacturing methods
» Introduction of novel manufacturing methods
» Use of less dense base material
Direct Cost Savings
» Increase in life of component
» Increase in operating efficiency
» Reduction in maintenance costs
» Use of less costly mertial for bulk of component
» Decrease in equipment downtime
Markets We Serve
Pulp / Paper
Wire / Strip
Contact us directly to learn more about our comprehensive machining and fabrication services or to discuss a specific project or challenge.