HVOF produces premium quality, dense coatings that exhibit high adhesion to the substrate. It boasts excellent wear resistance that extends component longevity and profitability. The HVOF process tends to be used for the application of high-value, high-performance coatings, such as tungsten carbide and cobalt superalloys.
A NEW METHOD
Initially, thermal spray technology centred around techniques of heating the particles into plasticity before impact to guarantee adequate deformation. HVOF introduced a new method.
HOW IT WORKS
We use a small combustion chamber to generate extreme exhaust velocities. Powdered material injected into this exhaust stream gains so much velocity that the force of the impact alone is virtually enough for adequate bonding. In fact, the kinetic energy of the particles is so great that most porosity typical in a traditionally-applied coating is essentially hammered out.
New Metal Surfaces has a 6-axis KUKA robot on a 7th-axis linear track to allow spray automation for most components. The higher velocities of the HVOF stream can remove typical masking materials, so customised hard-masking is often required.
- Rebuild and Salvage Operations
- Abrasion Resistance
- Sliding Wear Resistance
- Resistance to Fretting, Galling or Adhesive Wear
- Resistance to Cavitation Effects
- Resistance to Chemical Attack
- Control of Oxidation and Sulfidation
- Atmospheric and High Temperature Corrosion Control
For more information and expert advice about New Metal Surfaces’ abrasion resistant coatings, contact us on (08) 9359 4211 or visit us at 10B Bradford Street, Kewdale, WA. Alternatively, complete our contact us form for a prompt response.