Used in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and oil and gas industries, Curtiss-Wright’s thermal coatings include HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel), plasma, flame and arc spray coatings which produce a cost effective and high performing finish that protects metal components from heat, wear, corrosion, fatigue and oxidation. HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) Coatings are a viable alternative for hard chrome plating.
Our thermal coatings can repair damaged and worn components – such as gas and steam turbines – to original specification.
There are a number of benefits in using thermal coating technology, and on-site spraying services, over more traditional coating methods and these include:
Powder particles (typically 1 to 50 microns) are heated to a molten or semi-molten state and are propelled at high velocity, using kinetic energy formed from a gas stream, onto the surface and forms a splat.
This splat then contracts as it cools forming a bond with the surface.
Each splat deposited builds up in layers to the required thickness and density.
GPXD 2006 WC,10Co,4Cr
GPXD 2005 WC,17Co
GPXD 9001 Molybdenum
GPXD 7002 Ti64 Pours
GPXD 8001 Al Bronze Wire
GPXD 7007 Ni,17.5Cr,5.5Al,2.5Co,0.5Y2O3
GPXD 6003 ZrO2,20Y2O3
August 21, 2019
It is no secret that engineered coatings have many benefits to components, including improving appearance, adhesion, corrosion resistance, hardness and much more. However, in short,