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January 2020

Event: Meet us at Singapore Airshow, 11-16 February 2020

Singapore Air ShowWe are excited to be heading to Singapore next month to exhibit for the first time at Asia's largest aerospace and defence event, the Singapore Airshow from 11-16 February 2020 at Changi Exhibition Centre. Click on headline to read more and for a free invitation.

November 2019

Event: ICMCTF 2020 – San Diego, California, USA, 26 April-1 May 2020,

Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk has been selected to present a paper 'Nanostructured CVD W/WC Coating with Enhanced Resistance to Water Droplet Erosion and Cavitation' at The International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) be held in San Diego, California, USA from 26 April to 1 May 2020.  ICMCTF is recognised as the premier international conference on thin film deposition, characterisation, and advanced surface engineering. It provides a forum and networking event for scientists, engineers and technologists from academia, government laboratories and industry. Click on headline to read more.

News: Hardide approved for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Hardide-A coating has been selected for use on components for the new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Following extensive testing, Hardide-A coating has been approved for use on drag chute components for the F-35A CTOL (conventional take-off and landing) variant being manufactured by Lockheed Martin. For these specific components, Hardide-A is being used in place of HVOF (high velocity oxy-fuel) thermal spray coatings. Click on headline to read more.

October 2019

Event: ASM International – Houston, 5 November 2019

Hardide Coatings' Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk is to give an after-dinner presentation to the Houston chapter of ASM International, the world's largest association of materials engineers and scientists on Tuesday 5 November, 2019.  Yuri will talk about how chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coatings have been used in the oil and gas industry for more than 15 years, protecting critical parts of down-hole tools, valves and pumps against wear, erosion and corrosion. He will focus on the new developments in CVD coating technology, including a new ultra-low temperature CVD coating for duplex and super-duplex steel that doesn't affect its mechanical properties and corrosion resistance, coatings for steam turbine blades , TSP diamonds and screen mesh. Click on headline to read more and buy tickets.

News: Independent testing confirms Hardide-A improves fatigue life

New independent testing has proven that Hardide-A tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coating improves the fatigue life of metal components by 4.5% when compared to uncoated substrates. Hardide-A also eliminates the need for costly secondary shot peening making the coating a significant advancement in materials optimisation for the aerospace and other industries where fatigue debit of surface coated metals is a problem. Click on headline to read more.

September 2019

News: Hardide selected for Innovate UK advanced materials visit to South Korea

Hardide Coatings has been selected to participate in a technology visit to South Korea from 12-19 October 2019 by Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme. Technical director, Dr Yuri Zhuk will visit and meet South Korean officials and companies in Ulsan and Busan and attend ADEX Seoul 2019 as part of a group of UK companies specialising in advanced materials for mobility. Click on headline to read more.

August 2019

News: Hardide selected for Airbus A330 wing components

Airbus A330neoHardide-A coating has been selected as the replacement for hard chrome plating (HCP) on Airbus A330 compression flap pads.  Hardide-A has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the aerospace industry; it is a hard wearing, quality product, environmentally compliant with demonstrable long-term performance qualities.

July 2019

Video: Proactive Investors interview with CEO Philip Kirkham

Phil KirkhamCEO Philip Kirkham talks to Proactive Investors about coating aerospace components for Airbus after an eight-year test period and other opportunities in the aerospace, oil and gas and power generation industries.

June 2019

Press release: Hardide Coatings receives Nadcap Merit status

Loading Hardide ReactorNadcap has recognised Hardide Coatings for its superior performance and commitment to continual improvement in aerospace quality with the award of Nadcap Merit status for Coatings. Philip Kirkham, CEO of Hardide Coatings, which develops, manufactures and applies advanced technology tungsten/tungsten carbide metal matrix coatings to engineering components across a range of industries including aerospace, commented: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded Nadcap Merit Status within two years of being Nadcap accredited. This is testament to the skill and dedication of our staff to delivering a top quality product and service.” Click on headline to read more.

May 2019

News: Hardide selected for Airbus A380 wing components

Airbus A380Hardide-A coating has been selected as the replacement for hard chrome plating (HCP) on Airbus A380 compression flap pads.  Hardide-A has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the aerospace industry; it is a hard wearing, quality product, environmentally compliant with demonstrable long-term performance qualities.

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