Metalizing

 

METALIZING is a generic term for the coating of metal onto an object’s surface. At Cadorath, every metalizing process begins with preparing the surface of the material and then melting metal wire to become molten. Clean and compressed air atomizes the melted wire and sprays it onto the desired surface. Metalizing includes a broad category of processes, such as robotic plasma; thermal; and high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF). The coating quality is assessed by measuring porosity, oxide content, macro and micro-hardness, bonding strength and surface roughness. Generally, coating quality increases in tandem with particle velocities.

 

ADVANTAGES OF METALIZING

  • Popular and widespread, the technique is useful for many common metals.
  • Bronze, nickel, chrome, stainless steel and aluminum are among the most common.
  • High-wear coatings add longevity.
  • Automated applications ensure consistency.

 

ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT

A common and widespread technique, metalizing is also considered a thermal spray application because the metal is sprayed onto the surface of the material rather than being dipped, super-heated or galvanized.

 

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

As with all of its processes, Cadorath continues to conduct research into other, innovative applications for metalizing.

 

 

Our Metalizing Capabilities:

METALIZING
Robotic HVOF Spray Robotic Plasma Spray
Robotic Thermal Spray Spray and Fuse
Dual Wire Arc Wire Spray
Cold Spray

 

OUR SPECIAL PROCESS CAPABILITIES:

SPECIAL PROCESSES
Plating & Anodizing Processes Metalizing Processes
Brazing and Heat Treatment Processes Painting and Specialty Coatings
Inspection and Testing Surface Preparation