What kind of protection do your components need? When constructing metal products, it’s a good idea to use a Houston TX industrial metal coating to ensure they will be safe from the elements. Fusion Inc. is adept at finding exactly what you need to provide your products with the utmost security from corrosion or wear. There is an enormous number of threats to metal, and the needs for strength and resistance in all sorts of industries are high. As a result, properly coating each metal with the right material is one of our primary focuses. We guarantee that your components will be stronger and more reliable after applying our coats.
What Kind Of Coatings Does Fusion Offer?
We provide 4 unique processes to apply the coats on depending on the needs that your components may require. They utilize different methods: Plasma coatings, HVOF coatings, Twin Arc coatings, and combustion wire coating. Each of them has specific effects that suit particular scenarios better than others. When you give us a call we will make sure to assign the perfect method to use that will not endanger or prolong work with the product.
The process of using plasma is a high temperature but high production method. It uses an almost fully automatic system which generates a high-frequency arc using an anode (nozzle) and a cathode (electrode). This arc ionizes gases into a huge burst of plasma spray which is in excess of 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit. At this point, whatever coating material you select passes through the plasma spray and gets meltdown to exact specifications. From there, the coating is applied to your product vigorously. By the time it hits the metal, it has already cooled to around 100-500 degrees Fahrenheit. This process is especially effective and can be repeated with high efficiency. The control is excellent, allowing for the coating of complex geometric shapes, or not coating specified regions, too. It has a high deposition rate and a high bond strength to the substrate. The direct management of porosity and hardness as well as thickness will also be available. Given our wide range of industrial coating materials (metals alloys, ceramics, cermets, carbides, and others), the plasma coatings can provide protection, resistance or affinity for thermal, electrical or surface characteristics.
The acronym HVOF stands for High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel, and it is a common choice for dimensional restoration repair and corrosion control coatings. This is due to the incredible degree of thickness and density that it applies to the products whilst still exhibiting high bond strengths and low oxide levels. The finish as sprayed is very fine and holds a very low residual internal stress. The process begins by feeding the oxy-fuel mixture into the combustion chamber which then flows out of the chamber through a nozzle. We then insert the powder coatings into the stream exiting the chamber to become a thermal spray. The spray then coats onto the substrate at velocities up to 3200 feet per second. The primary benefit of HVOF coatings is their resilience to extremely high levels of wear and corrosion that would otherwise overwhelm other forms of coating. This process can greatly extend the service life of the product. For this particular method, different carbide and superalloy coatings are usually the preferred choices.
TWIN ARC COATINGS
This coating procedure utilizes two wires with opposing charges that intertwine in an arc gun. When the opposing charges meet, the reaction at the contact point generates enough heat to melt the wires. Then compressed air pushes the molten material out of the gun. At this point, it applies the coating to the substrate, usually for corrosion or restoration purposes. This method is good for components can’t use high temperature or risk distortion. It is a compact and self-contained system that can produce coatings that can be easily ground or machined, and with high spray rates.
COMBUSTION WIRE COATINGS
This is the last method and is slightly different from the twin arc process in the sense that it only uses one wire. First, we make flame using exact measurements of acetylene and oxygen. It is then fed out of the gun’s nozzle. A wire is then fed through a flame to be melted down. Once molten it is atomized and pushed out of the nozzle using compressed air. We will then apply the spray to the substrate without heat or distortion risks. The ability to mask and protect certain areas is also available with this option, too. Once finished, the coating can also be ground or trimmed for dimensionality. It applies mostly metal alloys or pure metals for corrosion and restoration needs that are not as severe as the Twin Arc method.
How To Make An Appointment
Feel free to come to our location at 6911 Fulton St in Houston, TX 77022. We are open every day Monday through Friday starting at 6 AM until 6 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays however, we are appointment based only. Please give us a call at (713) 691-6547 or visit our website, and let us fulfill any of your Houston TX industrial metal coating needs. We’ll ensure the highest quality of service so there’s no doubt in your equipment when the time comes to put it to the test. Come visit us soon!
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