METALIZING is a generic term for the coating of metal onto an object’s surface. At Cadorath, every metalizing process begins with preparing the material’s surface and then melting metal wire to become molten for the application. Metalizing includes a broad category of processes, such as thermal, robotic plasma, 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. With metalizing generally, coating quality increases in tandem with the velocity of the coating particles.
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.
As with all of its processes, Cadorath continues to conduct research into other, innovative applications for metalizing.
OUR METALIZING CAPABILITIES:
|Robotic Plasma Spray
|Robotic Thermal Spray
|Spray and Fuse
|Dual Wire Arc
OUR SPECIAL PROCESS CAPABILITIES:
|Plating & Anodizing Processes
|Brazing & Heat Treatment Processes
|Painting & Specialty Coatings
|Inspection and Testing