Supplemental Services

Supplemental Services

Support from start to finish

Not only do we supply you with the most technologically advanced coating materials and application processes, we also offer a wide range of supplemental services. From surface preparation to post-coating operations, we help you get the most performance out of your surface coatings. And with more than 30 facilities in 12 continents worldwide, we can deliver consistent results.

Blasting -

This is a critical step in preparing your component’s surface to accept a coating. Blasting cleans and roughens the surface, breaking up oxide scales and exposing fresh substrate to maximize adhesion. We offer aluminum oxide abrasive and grit blasting services.

Brazing -

Brazing requires the use of a group of welding processes to join different materials. Brazed joints can be stronger than traditionally welded filler metals because of the geometry of the joint as well as the metallurgical bonding that occurs.

Cleaning -

Cleaning and vapor degreasing services are offered to minimize organic contaminants on your components prior to surface blasting to maximize coating adhesion.

Finishing & Machining -

Our finishing and machining services provide the final surface finish and dimensions to your coated components to meet your unique specifications.

Our services include:

  • Blending
  • Brushing
  • Honing
  • Lapping
  • Polishing
  • Precision grinding
  • Sanding
  • Super finishing
  • Surface grinding
  • Vibratory finishing

Heat Treating -

The heat treating process, which takes place at atmospheric pressure or under a vacuum, allows us to create metallurgical bonds that strengthen and improve coating and substrate properties.

Inspection & Testing -

We’ll examine the thickness, surface texture, hardness, adherence, density and microstructure of newly coated surfaces to ensure 100% quality.

Our typical processes include:

  • Air flow
  • CMM digital laser scanning
  • Fluorescent penetrant
  • Gaging and dimensioning
  • Laser holography
  • Magnetic particle
  • Moment weighing
  • Nital etch
  • Profilometer
  • Radiography
  • X-ray

Peening -

We can increase the fatigue life of your newly coated parts through our cold working service that produces compressive stresses on metal surfaces under highly controlled conditions. We offer ceramic and steel shot peening.

Sealing -

After coating is applied to your components, we can seal the inherent porosity found in all thermal sprayed coatings. Our sealing process provides superior protection by penetrating the coating to stop corrosion materials from reaching the substrate.

Stress Relief -

We can heat components to a suitable temperature and hold it sufficiently long to reduce residual stress. We can also slow cool components to minimize the development of any additional stresses.

Stripping -

We can remove damaged or worn coatings and offer replacement coatings for extended service life at a fraction of the component replacement cost.

We offer the following stripping services:

  • Acid
  • Chemical
  • Electrolytic
  • Mechanical

Welding -

We can join a wide range of materials through a series of welding processes tailored to meet your operational needs.