You may be asking yourself, what is Houston Tx spray coating? If you are new to learning about the coating process, this is a great place for you to start. Industrial thermal spraying processes can be a bit confusing for the standard citizen. If you don’t have experience within this industry, you probably have a lot of questions. In this article, we will explain what spray coating is and does, as well as provide you with contact information for the professionals who know most about this topic.
What is Spray Coating?
Thermal spraying is an industrial coating process that consists of a high-pressure flame (or other heat sources) and a coating material. The coating material is usually in a powder or wire form and melts onto the surface by being sprayed at a high velocity. There are multiple names for the process. Some of these are flame spraying, electrical arc spraying, and plasma spray. This process is mostly used on metal substances. Once completed, thermal spraying helps to improve the performance of the component.
This process is very versatile. Because of this, you have many options. Your choice of substrates, which means underlying substance or layer, can be seen in the list below.
- Steel and stainless steel
- Some plastics
You also have the choice of your coating material, which goes over the substrate in either power or wire form.
Coating material choices:
- Tungsten carbides
- Stainless steels
- Ceramics (like aluminum oxide, chrome oxide, zirconia, and titania)
- Nickel and chrome carbides
- Pure metals like zinc, aluminum, and copper
What Are the Benefits?
Spray coating can also decrease your processing costs. Cost-effectiveness is a benefit for any business. Rapid deposition rates on the order of 1 to 45 kg/h (2 to 100 lb/h) or more can be accomplished. Usually, 2 to 7 kg/h (5 to 15 lb/h) is a normal practice.
Porosity is also a benefit in cases of oil retention, chemically active structures like batteries, and bone attachments for orthopedic implants. Rapid particle cooling rates and the lamellar splat shapes are two features that separate thermal spray coatings from any other coating.
Because of the wide selection of substrates and coating materials, spray coating is a versatile process.
Some other coating processes are cold spraying and plasma coating. Cold spraying is unlike thermal spray coating in the way that the coating materials are not melted by a thermal source. Instead, we use high-pressure gas. Next, it is used over powder material to help it reach critical velocity. After this, supersonic nitrogen and/or helium gas propels solid powder particles onto the component at high speeds. Cold spraying ensures little to no oxidation buildup during the process and very dense coating. It is used for aerospace, medical, and electronic industries.
Plasma coating is when an electrical arc is ignited and the gases within it are ionized to become a plume of hot plasma. When the coating material is moved through the gas plume, it is melted onto the substrate as a thermal spray. This forms the plasma coating. The results are repeatable and predictable due to the accurate regulation of the applied current. The distance of the plasma gun from the substrate keeps the component at a controlled thermal spray temperature that is usually in the range of (100°F to 500°F). With a plasma coating, you will also have a choice of coating materials such as metal alloys, ceramics, and carbides. There is a low affected heat zone and therefore low component distortion. This process can be fully automatic with robotic equipment.
Why Fusion, Inc.?
Fusion, Inc. founded in Houston in 1959. It is a job shop which specializes in machining, coating, grinding, and rotating and reciprocating components. We have a full range of O.D. – (up to 96″ swing x 37′), and Vertical grinding capacity (80″ swing x 70” under rail and 48” stroke) with a crane capacity of 80,000#. Our combined experience of over 100 years with engineering, sales, and technical ability means we can provide you with the highest quality service.
Spray coating is not the only service Fusion, Inc. offers to you. They also perform:
- Machining and Grinding
- HVOF (High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel) Coatings
- Twin Arc Coatings
- Combustion Wire Coatings
- And of course, Plasma Coatings
If you’d like to know who the higher-ups are, you can speak to their Vice President and Senior of Sales. Thomas Niederberger is the VP of Sales and Customer service, and be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Fenner is the Sr. Sales and Marketing Director and can be contacted at email@example.com.
All About Houston
Fusion, Inc. is located in Houston, Tx.
- Houston is the largest city in Texas, boasting a population of over 2 million people.
- Because of this, that population count makes Houston the fourth most populous city in the U.S.
- Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by two brothers. Their names were Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen.
- City residents can speak over 145 languages. It is very ethnically diverse.
- Eight counties exist within the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Consolidated Metro Statistical Area (Houston CMSA). Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller.
- The Houston-Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA covers 10,062 square miles.
- Houston boasts many championship winning sports teams, such as the Astros and the Rockets.
To learn more about Houston, you can visit their official government website here.
Contacting Fusion, Inc.
Fusion Inc. is located at 6911 Fulton, Houston, Texas. We occupy a 65,000 square foot overhead crane served to build on approximately 4 acres. The facility has a lifting capacity of up to 40 tons or 80,000 pounds.
6911 Fulton Street Houston, TX 77022
Phone: (713) 691-6547
Fax: (713) 699-1003
Now that you’ve learned about thermal spray coating, cold spraying, and plasma coating, you can better consider your options. What have you learned? Furthermore, do you require our services? If you have any more questions, contact the professionals above. They certainly know more about the topic. You will be completely safe and informed by their qualified professionals.
Lastly, we’d like to take a moment to thank you for visiting our site and learning about our great company. Whatever you need, we can cover you!
It’s time you prepare yourself for Houston Tx spray coating!