Research and Development
We maintain an active research and development programme that continues to keep the company at the forefront of advances in surface engineering technology. The programme encompasses:
- New Hardide coating variants
- Customer-specific applications
- Coating process enhancements
- Continual production improvements
Each of our new coating development projects is focused on applications that offer significant operating performance and cost benefits to customers. In 2013, we were awarded a Technology Strategy Board grant of up to £250,000 to part-fund a project to further develop, manufacture and test a new Hardide coating production process for a new superabrasive coating. The project was successfully completed well ahead of schedule and has resulted in the signing of a five-year supply agreement for use of the new coating in oil & gas applications with hardfacing specialists Cutting & Wear Resistant Developments Limited of Sheffield.
Our technical datasheets contain specifications and key properties for our coatings range.