SPRAY COATING SOLUTIONS

THERMAL SPRAY PROCESS

WHY FLAMESPRAY

UNMATCHED THERMAL SPRAY COATING SOLUTIONS

Since 1978, Flamespray Northwest has provided superior thermal spray coating services to discerning clients Nationwide. By providing uncompromising quality at the most competitive rates, Flamespray Northwest offers the best in corrosion protection and restorative services for metal surfaces, machinery, parts and structures. We’re recognized for our problem solving and our ability to work with customers and provide them with a custom engineered solution for their specific part repair and thermal coating requirements.

METALIZING FOR CORROSION PROTECTION AND RESTORATIVE SERVICES

We provide metal and ceramic coatings applied by thermal spray as a cost effective way to protect critical components from wear, corrosion, and high temperatures. Our versatile metallizing processes can apply a wide range of materials at different spray rates and coating thicknesses to meet your unique specifications. For everything from wear, corrosion, and temperature barriers to part repair, Flamespray Northwest’s thermal spray coating services will help you extend the service life of your parts and equipment.

THE THERMAL SPRAY PROCESS

Thermal spray coating involves adding metal or ceramic coating to components that have worn and deteriorated over time. Often this wear begins at the microscopic level, starting with small cracks, fissures, and oxidization that can quickly develop into more serious problems, leading to part failure. Thermal spray coating effectively solves these complex wear issues using a four-step process:

  • Parts are first inspected and specific areas to be repaired are undercut in a lathe.
  • Parts are carefully masked to protect adjacent surfaces then sandblasted to achieve a SPS white metal bust with a 3-4 mil. Profile.
  • A new metal or ceramic coating is applied using a thermal spray application.
  • The re-surfaced part is machined or ground to specification.
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WHY FLAMESPRAY NORTHWEST

Clients depend on us every day for our precision machining, grinding, and metal spray services. Our solid buildup applications will improve performance, reduce downtime, and save you money.

SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY

Metallizing

Metallizing is the process of spraying molten metal onto a surface to form a coating.

 

Combustion

Combustion wire spraying is the original thermal spray process and brought forth the term “Flamespraying”. This technology is an oxy-fuel process used for melting materials propelled by compressed air.

 

Electric Wire Arc

A large portion of our coatings are applied using the Electric Arc “Twin Wire” process. Even though the technology has been around for a long time, it still remains a very powerful thermal spray technology.

 

Plasma Spraying

Plasma spray is the most versatile of the thermal spray processes. Plasma is capable of spraying onto most all materials utilizing a wide range of coatings.

 

High Velocity Oxy Fuel (HVOF)

Our spray department boasts a state of the art High Velocity Oxy Fuel System. HVOF is the newest technology in thermal spray producing the densest and most wear resistant coatings currently available.

NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS

Machine Component Repair

We repair machinery parts by rebuilding seal surfaces, bearing fits, and any wear surfaces. Flamespray will also manufacture parts that are no longer available from original equipment manufacturers.

 

Corrosion Protection

We apply coatings, Zinc or Aluminum, for the cathodic protection of steel.

 

OEM Coatings

Original equipment manufacturers will often opt for a more wear resistant coating to be applied to a new part before it goes into service.

 

Art and Architectural

Sprayed coatings have become very popular in the art and architectural world. Metals such as Nickel, Aluminum, Bronze, and Copper are used to coat various parts from stairways, tables, fixtures to gates and fences.

 

Grip Coat Treatments

We apply a metalized coating for grip or non-skid surfaces on feed rolls, metal walkways or any working surface in which a traction coating is needed.

 

Welding

Our subarc welding process is used for rebuilding roll surfaces.

 

Sandblasting

Any part to be metalized is first sandblasted. Sandblasting is also offered as a service by itself.

PRECISE ENGINEERING

Engineering and Development

Flamespray Northwest works closely with customers to assess their needs and provide them with a custom engineered solution for their specific surface engineering requirements.

Quality Control

We are governed by quality – adhering  to  high customer service standards and strict tolerances on the products we deliver.

 Environmental Health and Safety

It is the goal of Flamespray Northwest to reduce the impact of our operations on the air, water, and landfills around Puget Sound.