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

April 25th, 2022|

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.

Nanostructured CVD tungsten carbide coating on aircraft actuators and gearbox shafts reduces oil leakage and improves durability

February 20th, 2019|

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.

Hardide CVD coatings for mechanical seals

July 23rd, 2013|

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.