Hardide Coatings has been awarded funding for two projects from The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (“NATEP”). The funding will further the application of the company’s innovative coating technology to aircraft components. NATEP is a £14.4m aerospace initiative programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain. Hardide Coatings is the lead partner on both of the projects.
The July 2018 issue of Aerospace and Defense Technology, the largest-circulation US engineering magazine for the commercial and military aerospace market, features an article by Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk detailing how Hardide CVD coatings are improving component life in abrasive and corrosive aerospace environments.
Hardide Coatings is now certified to coat aerospace, defence and space industry components in the USA. The company’s production facility in Martinsville, Virginia has received approval to the new, stringent AS 9100 Rev D quality management standard. This follows the award of AS 9100 Rev D certification to its UK production site in Bicester, Oxfordshire in December 2017. Both accreditations were awarded by the global certifying body Lloyds Register.
Hardide Coatings, Inc. has appointed Mark Hanania as Business Development Engineer based in Houston, Texas to help drive growth in the oil, gas and energy sectors throughout North America. Strong growth in demand from oil and gas customers in North America and recent entry into the aerospace market is underpinning significant investment in coating technology and quality accreditation at the US coating facility in Martinsville, Virginia.
Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director is to present a lecture on Hardide CVD coatings at Cranfield University's Extreme Surface Engineering and Coatings course being held from 25-27 June 2018. The three-day course will provide engineers and managers with an understanding of the role that surfaces play in materials behaviour of thin film and coating systems.
Enhanced diamond tools made with CVD-coated TSP diamonds show enhanced thermal stability and improved performance: Diamante A&T magazine has printed this technical paper in Italian and English that was presented at the Euro PM Congress & Exhibition in Milan in October 2017 by our Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk.
In the aerospace industry, where extreme operating environments push materials and components to the edge of their design capabilities, companies are continually seeking economically viable ways to maintain and improve performance. An article by our technical director, Dr Yuri Zhuk on industryeurope.net looks at how the Hardide CVD coating performs compares to HCP and HVOF in several important characteristics.
Over the last decade, a lack of material traditional hydrocarbon discoveries coupled with declining reserves has incentivised the oil and gas industry to develop new economically viable techniques to optimise extraction from increasingly challenging geologies and geographies. In such hostile environments, and bearing the brunt of shock loads and high pressures, components can become deformed, causing fractures, chipping and catastrophic equipment malfunction. In addition, seawater, sour oil and gas containing aggressive H2S, other grades of crude containing CO2, and acidic fluids can quickly cause corrosive attacks which, especially when combined with abrasion or erosion, can significantly accelerate corrosion and lead to premature part failure. The March 2018 issue of Hart's E&P examines how Hardide CVD coatings can overcome these challenges to offer a solution where traditional coating technologies have failed.
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