Thermal spray coatings create long lasting, durable surfaces with low porosity levels. Unlike welding, there is minimal heat transfer which will never compromise the structural integrity of the base material nor inflict hard spots. Coatings can be applied thicker than other applications allowing for extensive repairs while offering increased product lifespans.
Thermal spray processes apply coatings with up to 14,000 PSI of bonding strength. The adhesion properties allow for excellent repairs of inside or outside diameters, and surfaces with key ways or oil grooves without failure.
Carbide - Applied via HVOF producing a dense, high PSI bond strength, low porosity coating. Carbide allows for excellent resistance against abrasive wear with a 1000+ HV hardness. Used as hard chrome replacement for hydraulic applications, piston rod repair and valve protection.
Metal/Alloy - Commonly used to restore dimensions of mismachined/worn surfaces via arc spray. Works against corrosion, slide wear and creates high temperature resistance. Typical materials include stainless steel, nickel aluminum, zinc, babbitt and bronze.
Ceramic - Excellent coating for thermal barrier, heat transfer and corrosion protection applied via plasma spray. Applications include automotive performance coatings, marine propellers, centrifugal pumps and impellers and chemical resistance.
Various compositions of materials are available to meet specific requirements.
Chemical Resistance - Corrosion Protection - Erosion Resistance - Hard Chrome Replacement - Electrical Insulation - Repair & Dimensional Restoration - Surface Traction - Thermal Barrier - Wear & Abrasion Resistance