Remanufacture with Thermal Spray
There are many ways HTS Coatings’ uses our services to aid in the remanufacture of industrial equipment. Whether removing damaged materials via machining or rebuilding the surface of components through thermal spray, HTS Coatings can bring new life to parts thought to be beyond repair. We have in-house machining and grinding, welding and thermal spray services; as well as an in-house laboratory for quality assurance.
We partner with many customers who, in the process of remanufacturing industrial equipment, require the overhaul of specific parts. For instance, repairing a pump impeller shaft or resurfacing a pump housing.
Thermal spray can rebuild and remanufacture a surface and engineer it to increase its corrosion and wear resistance. It is a versatile process that can be applied to almost any metallic surface.
What is Thermal Spray and How Does it Work?
Thermal spray is an industrial coating process that heats or melts metallic or ceramic materials and deposits them onto a surface. It's kind of like spray painting with metal and is used for surface enhancement and surface remanufacture. It uses heat, depending upon the metallurgical properties of the coating material, and various carrier gases to place specialized coatings onto industrial components. Check out our thermal spray page for more information on the process itself or if you're new to thermal spray, check out the basics in our Thermal Spray 101.
Advantages of Thermal Spray Remanufacturing
- Various processes to fit your needs
- A wide variety of materials
- One-stop shop: welding, machining & grinding and thermal spray services
- Cost effective surface restoration
- Precision remanufacture to meet OEM specifications
- Can be done over and over again to keep parts in use
Applications of Thermal Spray for Remanufacture
- Pump components such as pump impeller shafts, housings, seal sleeves
- Hydraulic cylinders
- Turbine components such as inlet pipes, turbine diaphragms, rotor buckets, valves
- Vacuum pump components such as cones and rotor shafts
- Printing components: bearing housings, draw rollers, journals, chopper fold rolls, etc.
- Frac plungers or pony rods
- Most industrial components that experience high wear
Benefits of Thermal Spray for Remanufacture
- Corrosion resistant
- Wear resistant
- Potential for thermal barrier or dielectric coating
- Increased surface hardness
- Protection against cavitation damage