Our world-leading expertise in surface coatings has seen us publish many industry papers and present at numerous conferences and events worldwide. Below you will find a selection of technical papers that we have written and presented.
Surface finishing and residual stress improvement of chemical vapour deposited tungsten carbide hard coatings by vibratory polishing
Christian Micallef, Research & Development Engineer and Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director are two of the four authors of this peer-reviewed paper published in Elsevier’s Surface & Coatings Technology in April 2020. The paper concludes that vibratory polishing is an effective finishing technique on CVD W/WC coatings with a hardness greater than 1300 HV.
Hardide nano-structured tungsten – tungsten carbide CVD coating as enabler for engineering systems
Presented at Powder Metallurgy World Congress
Washington D.C. USA June 8-12 2008
Nanostructured CVD tungsten carbide coating on aircraft actuators and gearbox shafts reduces oil leakage and improves durability
Published online in February 2019, a peer-reviewed paper by Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk in the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP). The article is an invited submission that has been expanded from a paper presented by Dr Zhuk at the 29th Advanced Aerospace Materials and Processes (AeroMat) Conference and Exposition held May 7-10, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
Special Coatings Report
Next generation coating technology for downhole and topside oil and gas applications
High Performance Elastomers & Polymers for Oil & Gas Applications Conference 2012
Presented at High Performance Elastomer & Polymers for Oil & Gas Applications Conference 17-18 April 2012, Aberdeen, UK
Hardide CVD coatings for mechanical seals
Hardide CVD tungsten carbide/tungsten coatings for use on mechanical seals on heavy-duty rotating equipment for the oil, gas and chemical processing industries. Paper by Hardide Technical Director, Dr Yuri Zhuk.
CVD Hardide coatings protect internal surfaces and complex shaped parts against wear and erosion
Presented at the 19th Congress of the International Federation for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering – Glasgow, Scotland 17-20 October 2011
Nano-structured CVD tungsten carbide coating protects against wear and corrosion
Presented at Corrosion 2010
San Antonio, Texas, USA March 14-18 2010