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M&MT talks to Ben Hayes, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, at materials surface treatment specialist, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies about the spectrum of services that the company offers and its ongoing commitment to developing a quality focused ‘one-stop’ solution.
Ben Hayes explains: “At Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, we offer our customers a single source solution and point of contact for all their controlled metal and material surface treatments, supporting their requirements through our global network of over 70 worldwide facilities and on-site field teams, improving and reducing turnaround times and costs.
“We are metal and material surface improvement specialists; protecting a range of components from common failures and reducing maintenance costs for key industries such as aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, medical and general industrial markets.”
Building on the unique heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies has a long tradition of providing innovative, metal and material improvement solutions and building solid and trusted customer relationships.
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies was formed as part of the ‘One Curtiss-Wright’ initiative to drive industry expertise and innovation and is the group name for key industry leaders in controlled metal and material surface treatments who are all trusted experts in their field; Metal Improvement Company, Component Coating and Repair Services, Bolt’s Metallizing, E/M Coating Services, Everlube Products, FW Gartner Thermal Spraying, IMR Test Labs.
Surface Technologies is a Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function material improvement solutions and services to the commercial, industrial, defence and energy markets.
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies offers a range of specialist metal and material surface treatments, protective coatings and processes for key industries.
“We increase the performance and life of critical metal components by protecting them against premature failure due to fatigue, corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fretting, friction and galling, as well as environmental and thermal variation using our wide range of surface enhancing treatments and processes,” says Ben Hayes.
He points out: “If you know what you are looking for simply click on our website link, and you will find a list of all these services below and what they are used for: Controlled Shot Peening, Shot Peen Forming, Laser Peening, C.A.S.E Isotropic Super Finishing, Thermal Spray Coatings, Engineered Coatings, Parylene Conformal Coatings, Wet Treatments (Anodising), Material Analysis and Testing, Onsite Services, Peentex Architectural Finishes, Peenflex Protective Mouldings.”
Conformal coatings from Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies have been improving the life, strength and performance of critical components in key markets such as Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Medical and General Industries for over 60 years through the company’s network of over 70 worldwide facilities.
“Our industrial metal coating and finishing facilities can treat and protect components of all shapes, sizes and complexity, producing our own tooling and equipment in-house as needed. Our dedicated on site teams can be deployed for fixed or large components anywhere worldwide at short notice,” states Ben Hayes.
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies understands the challenges faced by customers to reduce costs and turnaround times while making metal components and equipment last longer and perform more effectively.
Quality of service is of course a high priority so the business ensures that its controlled peening and component coating facilities are fully accredited to current industry and customer standards including NADCAP, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev D.
Ben Hayes concludes: “Our metal improvement and component coating facilities use state-of-the-art robotic equipment which has been designed and manufactured in-house specifically for our customers’ work.
“We keep at the forefront of new materials, surface and coatings technology by maintaining strong links with industry associations and being actively involved in research and development projects.”

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