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  • What's the Difference Between Stellite® and Colmonoy® Hardfacing?

    Hardfacing is a broad term used to describe any metalworking process that applies a harder material to a substrate to provide protection of some kind. Most commonly for wear and abrasion, hardfacing can also offer protection from corrosion or impact damage. There are many hardfacing methods such as thermal spray, laser cladding, and welding. For aggressive wear scenarios, people typically look towards a hardface weld coating due to its metallurgical bond. The two most common material families applied this way are Stellites and Colmonoys. 
  • The Benefits of Hardface Welding and Its Coatings

    Welding, in some form, has been around as far back as the Middle Ages; joining metal for fabrication and structural purposes. We are quite fond of one form that is often overlooked, hardface welding. Hardface welding is the application of specialized alloys onto the surface of a part to create a superior wear and corrosion surface. 
  • What is Metallizing?

    Metallizing is a term that has been used throughout the years to encompass many forms of metal coating. It is defined as any process that applies a metal coating to another metallic or non-metallic surface. Someone, depending on the industry and who you’re talking to, could be referring to many different industrial processes, including thermal spray. They could also be referring to hot-dip galvanizing, cold spray technology, and many more.
  • Three Tungsten Carbide Thermal Spray Coatings and Their Uses

    Tungsten carbide is a ceramic used in many different applications; from wedding rings to drill bits. As an integral part of the coating world, tungsten carbide coatings help many heavy industrial companies stay up and running longer. Learn more about three common types of tungsten carbide coatings and when to use them.
  • Three Common Types of Ceramic Thermal Spray Coatings

    Each thermal spray process has a few materials that it is really good at applying. There are also some coating materials that can only be applied by certain processes. One of those coating categories is ceramic thermal spray coatings. Learn about three common types of ceramic coatings, their benefits and their uses.
  • What Does a Thermal Spray Technician Do?

    Most people we encounter have either been using thermal spray for years or they have never heard of it. The latter is even more common when hiring for thermal spray technicians. So what does a thermal spray technician do exactly?
  • What Lab Testing is Typically Used for Thermal Spray Coatings?

    Lab testing in the thermal spray world uses industry standard testing procedures to prove the quality of a coating. There are a myriad of tests that can be done but, in this article, we go over the three tests we perform most often and the information they provide.
  • 3 Benefits of Thermal Spray Coating New Production Parts

    We talk a lot about the benefits of thermal spray to companies hoping to remanufacture their damaged parts but one of the best applications of thermal spray coating is to apply it to new parts before they experience harsh operating environments. Learn more about the benefits of applying thermal spray coatings before putting them in operation.
  • Top Four Reasons to Use Arc Thermal Spray

    Arc thermal spray, also known as twin wire arc spray, is one of the older and simpler forms of thermal spray coating. Learn the top four reasons it's still an economical surface and remanufacture solution.
  • 3 Ways Thermal Spray Can Help the Agriculture Industry

    From wear to corrosion, the agriculture industry faces many obstacles when it comes to designing and remanufacturing quality equipment. Thermal spray coatings can help mitigate wear and corrosion issues helping agricultural equipment manufacturers and farmers alike. Find out exactly how thermal spray can help...
  • Enhancing Surfaces: What is Flash Carbide?

    There is a myriad of surface coating solutions on the market that solve many different problems. Hard chrome plating and thermal spray are just tw...
  • Enhancing Surfaces: HVAF Tungsten Carbide Thermal Spray vs. Hard Chrome Plating

    Hard Chrome Plating has been around in some form since the early 1800’s while HVAF thermal spray technology is a relatively newer technology. Learn more about how these two compare.