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Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) provides high quality surface treatments for improving the life and performance of critical components through its global network of over 70 operating divisions and specialist onsite teams.
Building on the unique heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions and building solid and trusted customer relationships. Its surface treatments have been successfully used by OEMs in major industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, subsea, medical and power generation for many years.
The company is very aware of the logistical challenges and costs faced by its customers, so it offers a ‘One Stop Shop’ solution, providing a wide range of surface treatments including Controlled Shot and Laser Shock Peening, Engineered Coatings, Thermal Spray Coatings and Parylene Coatings for silicone, plastics and electronic components.
Component failure is usually due to a sequence or combination of events that can initiate from the design and choice of materials through to manufacturing processing and assembly including the application of heat, welding and grinding, as well as machining and distortion of the part due to bending, rolling or forging.
In service conditions can also contribute to the failure of a part such as variation in temperature and environmental conditions, uneven, high or low cyclic loads or stress profile, compression, torsion and bending as well as foreign object damage. Matching the maintenance needs of the component to its operating conditions and environment is also important to reduce the effects of ageing and wear. Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies support every stage of the manufacturing process from design and new manufacture through to in service maintenance, repair and overhaul of components – increasing the strength and performance of parts and reducing costs and downtime.
Further reading: www.cwst.co.uk
Ben Hayes – Sales Manager, CWST
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