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  • Service Environment: The Limits of Thermal Spray Coatings

    Thermal spray coatings have many benefits; from wear and corrosion resistance to dimensional restoration. It can fit into many manufacturing and maintenance initiatives. Learn about the environments where thermal spray may not be the best fit.
  • Coating Thickness: The Limits of Thermal Spray Coatings

    People often assume that the thicker the coating, the better the performance; but this isn’t always the case. Learn about the thickness limitations of thermal spray: why they exist, what variables contribute to them, and what they are.
  • Part Geometry: The Limits of Thermal Spray Coatings

    Thermal spray coatings are not the end all be all. They aren’t the perfect, miraculous solution for all manufacturing wear and corrosion problems. It is in the best interest of everyone to learn, not only the benefits of thermal spray, but also, it’s limitations. 
  • Enhancing Manufacturing Components in the Food and Beverage Industry: A Guide to Hardfacing

    The food and beverage industry is a staple of our everyday lives. If this industry isn’t producing well, we don’t eat or eating costs a whole lot more. Discover specific ways that thermal spray and hardface welding can enhance food manufacturing components.
  • Three Tips for Designing Hardface Weld and Spray and Fuse Parts

    The benefits of hardface welding or spray and fuse coatings are many and amazing. They are impact and abrasion resistant and can stand up to some of the toughest wear environments.  As with any industrial wear solution, there are benefits and things to consider when deciding if it’s the solution for you.
  • 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.