When you need a cost-effective, versatile means of restoring parts or protecting parts against wear, corrosion and abrasion, thermal sprays offer an attractive combination of benefits and efficiency that many traditional coatings cannot match. Our thermal sprays bond to the substrate material to alter its surface properties, forming a barrier that resists a wide range of threats and delivers a lower coefficient of friction (COF). We can also make further enhancements to our proprietary thermal spray coatings, such as by adding polymers to our proprietary Plasmadize® coatings for non-stick release.
Thanks to advanced deposition technologies and robotics, you can apply thermal sprays with substantial thickness quickly and consistently over a wide surface area. This ability reduces costs and lead times. And, when it comes to restoring old parts, you can cut replacement or rebuilding costs while ensuring their continual service. Thermal sprays are compatible with almost any metal, and our capabilities include twin arc, flame spray, plasma and high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) deposition processes.
Seals surface voids to eliminate porosity
Thicknesses from 0.002 to 0.010 inch
Hardness beyond Rc scale
Resilient under bending loads
Low surface processing temperatures
Operating temperatures up to 1,300°F
To provide you with the best thermal spray and deposition method for your application, our engineers can review your requirements and suggest your best options.Contact Us
Keeping packaging equipment up and running is top priority for engineers and plant personnel. Faced with ever-increasing productivity benchmarks based on fast and efficient operation, packaging engineers must continually fight against issues such as sticking, premature wear, abrasion and corrosion. To eliminate these challenges, nano-engineered coatings are being used to protect machine components and solve performance problems in food, pharmaceutical and consumer goods packaging.
The development of computer-controlled asphalt testing equipment to simulate and then quantify and predict the punishment which various asphalt mixes will be able to endure when used to pave actual roads has placed enormous burdens on the components of that test equipment. To stand up to simulations of heavy road wear, equipment designers have had to look beyond the conventional and to seek out materials that could endure tremendous stress. That was precisely the position in which the worldwide, leading supplier of such equipment, Pine Instrument Company of Grove City, Pennsylvania, found itself.