Industry Spotlight: Aerospace
One of the biggest industries that utilize thermal spray technologies is the aerospace industry. Thermal spray coatings are sought after to suit a wide spectrum of applications such as propulsion and airframe. The aerospace industry is often connected to the military defense industry as the air force branch requires thermal spray coatings to protect and enhance weapons as well as equipment such as aircraft.
Common Aerospace Thermal Spray Coating Materials
The most utilized materials in thermal spray coatings for the aerospace industry include:
- Tungsten carbide
- Chromium carbide
- Aluminum bronze
- Zirconium oxide
- Nickel graphite
Common Applications in the Aerospace Industry
Thermal spray coatings have been replacing hard chromium plating as the premier choice for enhancing performance in the aerospace sector. From helping engine turbine blades to become resilient to extreme temperatures to boosting performance for components inside the landing gear, thermal spray technologies have a huge role to play in the aerospace industry. Here is a look at the range of thermal spray applications:
- Jet engine crank shafts, nozzles, blades, compressor casings and more
- Bearings and axles inside the landing gear
- Engine wing structures
- Pistons and pumps inside the actuation systems
How A&A Coatings Supports the Aerospace Industry
Because many components require aerospace equipment to have a wide range of surface properties, our company is well versed in different thermal spray processes such as HVOF and plasma spray to protect different components used in the aerospace industry.
The demand for thermal spray coatings in the aerospace industry will continue to rise and with our strong capabilities, A&A Coatings is fully able to meet bulk orders while fulfilling timely delivery. Our experienced surface engineering team is also able to work with clients on their specific needs so even if you are looking for a unique engineered surface, our big range of materials and our expertise can make it happen for you.
Contact us today if you want to know how A&A Coatings can help when it comes to aerospace thermal spray coatings.