HVOF Coatings: The Standard for Wear Protection
In the manufacturing industry, HVOF coatings have become increasingly popular over the years. These coatings were first introduced in the 1980s and revolutionized the world of thermal spray coatings. HVOF stands for High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel, and it is a type of thermal spray coating that utilizes high-performance alloy coatings and carbide composites. HVOF coatings are the go-to solution for wear protection and corrosion resistance in many industrial applications.
Of the different types of HVOF coatings available, carbide coatings are the hardest and most wear-resistant. These coatings consist of carbide grains, such as tungsten carbide or chromium carbide, blended in a metallic binder, typically cobalt or nickel chromium. Carbide coatings provide maximum wear resistance and are the standard for wear protection in the most extreme conditions. Lineage Metallurgical is an industry leader in the manufacturing of HVOF powders.
HVOF coatings find application across various industries and serve many different purposes. They are commonly used in the automotive industry, where they help to improve the performance of engines by reducing friction and wear. Automotive components such as exhaust valves, cylinder bores, and piston rings are coated with HVOF coatings to enhance their durability and extend their lifespan.
The oil and gas industry also benefits from HVOF coatings. Valves and other components used in the industry are often subjected to harsh conditions, including erosion and wear. HVOF coatings provide a layer of protection that can help extend the life of these components and minimize maintenance costs.
In the aerospace industry, HVOF coatings are used to protect aircraft turbine blades from particle erosion that occurs during operation. The high-velocity oxygen fuel process allows for a dense, tightly bonded coating that can withstand the extreme conditions of high-speed air travel.
HVOF coatings have become the standard for wear protection and corrosion resistance in the manufacturing industry. HVOF process ensures a dense, tightly bonded coating that can withstand even the most extreme conditions. If you’re looking for a way to enhance the durability and longevity of your components, consider HVOF coatings for your manufacturing needs. Contact Lineage Metallurgical today and speak to one of our helpful industry representatives about how we can help you fulfill your HVOF requirements.