The parts used in the aerospace and aviation industry are subject to extreme wear and extreme conditions.
Critical parts such as shafts, cylinders, and rings used in turbines and engines need to hold up for prolonged periods of time. They also need to be able to handle repeated atmospheric changes, force, and pressure.
The ideal method to extend the longevity of these parts is through thermal spray coating. Consider three of the most valuable types of thermal coatings to treat aviation parts:
- HVOF (High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel)
- Plasma Spray
- Twin Arc Spray
1. HVOF Creates Hard Surface and Wear Resistance
HVOF is ideal for increasing the surface strength of critical parts. The application of this thermal spray coating is evenly distributed across the substrate to produce an extremely hard surface that can withstand extreme conditions.
HVOF also creates a very tight molecular bond, increasing the part’s wear resistance. This is ideal for parts such as shafts used in landing gear that need to be able to withstand extreme force over a repeated period of time.
2. Plasma Spray for Increased Corrosion Resistance
Plasma spray is a valuable type of thermal spray coating that increases corrosion resistance. This is useful for the aerospace industry to treat turbine engine parts that are exposed to repeated atmospheric changes.
The application of plasma spray creates a thermal barrier that insulates aerospace parts such as cylinders from the environment. This ensures the part can withstand all types of environments and all types of conditions for a prolonged period of time before showing signs of corrosion.
3. Twin Arc Spray for Erosion Control and Cost Effectiveness
The metalizing twin arc spray is useful for two main purposes in the aerospace and aviation industry.
The primary benefit is to prevent the gradual erosion of a part’s quality when exposed to weather conditions such as harsh winds in the jet stream, pounding rain flying through storms, and extreme cold at elevation. This is especially useful to maintain the integrity of piston rings.
Additionally, twin arc spray is an economically favorable type of thermal spray coating. The spray uses a handheld arc gun and a portable machine to feed the gun. Because of its mobility, the application can be made on-site to prevent costly delays in placing the parts back into service.
Consider Our Company to Coat Your Aviation Parts
Superior Shot Peening & Coatings has supported the aerospace and aviation industry for many years. Our team knows exactly which type of thermal spray coating will create the most benefit for your parts.
Contact us today to discuss the parts that need service, the type of aircraft being used, and when you need service completed by. We will work with your team to ensure prompt service and delivery.