Transportation Industries

Transportation Industries

From boat hulls to radiators, thermal coatings strengthen and improve wear for critical applications in the transportation industry.

HVOF

HVOF

HVOF is an ideal process to apply hard chrome replacements due to bond strength and density of coating.

Thermach HVOF systems are the perfect mix of safety and performance. Easy-to-use controls, high-impact visual alarms, and a NEMA 12 enclosure provide accurate control over gauge and flow of ceramic and metallic coatings for the optimum corrosion resistance your customers expect.

Twin Wire Electric Arc

Twin Wire Electric Arc

Tube mills use electric arc to apply zinc coating on weld seams on radiators in order prevent leaks on thin wall tubing for radiators that serve to cool the engine and condenser and evaporator coils for air conditioning. Babbit bearings in rail car axles are built up with arc spray or re-poured and re-machined.

Engine blocks are cast from aluminum to keep emissions down, make things light. Machined aluminum is strengthened without added weight using with metallic coating using arc spray or plasma, then honed to size.

Plasma

Plasma

If you can put it into powder form, you can apply it with plasma. Thermach engineering teams see a variety of applications.

Moly is used to coat pistons for durability, wear, and seating. Ceramic coatings on titanium or bronze valve stems improve lubricity, and polymer coating can be applied to boat hulls to make them run faster.