Surface Technologies

Surface solutions for operational excellence

Our Surface Technologies are provided through our subsidiary HycAero, a multi-tier supplier to the aerospace industry with five NADCAP accreditations and multiple OEM accreditations.

Our services are delivered by highly skilled and knowledgeable experts who work to a management system accredited to the highest industry standards in safety, quality and environmental activities. It’s how we ensure you get the absolute best to advance your operations.

Thermal Coatings

Your coating. Your way

We use high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF), plasma and electric wire arc methods for a wide range of thermal spray coatings, with bespoke solutions to match your needs.

Electroless Nickel Plating

You’re in the hands of the experts

We provide standard and silicon-enhanced ENP, ensuring your surfaces are completely ready for the next step.

CNC Machining

Flexible solutions. Improved performance

Our skilled experts use a broad range of techniques on our 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC machines for producing components to drawing requirements in a variety of metals.

Precision Diamond Lapping

Specialist finishing for the highest quality

This process is used after machining to improve the surface finish and create a perfect seal between balls/gates and seats.

When it comes to flat surfaces and spherical grinding for ball valve components, we’ve got you covered. We’re specialists in diamond grinding tungsten carbide.

Special Processes

We understand your bigger picture.

From laser fusion powder deposition welding, to temperature and erosion-resistant painted coatings and non-destructive testing, our holistic solutions make your success achievable.

  • Tungsten carbide diamond grinding

  • Grind ball valves up to 36” diameter bore

  • Ultra-modern manufacturing and inspection facilities

  • Wide range of coatings

Our advanced and specialist testing procedures and facilities ensure that all parts we overhaul and repair meet our exceedingly high level of quality.

Global coverage

We have offices and facilities all over the world, always ready when and where you need us.