Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) is a leading global provider of highly engineered surface treatments and analytical services that help prevent premature failures including fatigue, corrosion, wear, galling and fretting to enable designs to achieve their maximum potential.
We increase the performance and life of metal components by protecting them against premature failure due to fatigue, corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fretting, friction and galling, as well as environmental and thermal variation using our high performance material surface technology.
Surface Treatments, Analytical Services & the Problems they Solve
Tensile stresses induced during welding, grinding, machining and heat treatment are replaced with beneficial compressive stresses proven to prevent fatigue and stress corrosion cracking. Read More
Creates curvature in aircraft wing skins to enhance lift and efficiency and to protect against fatigue. Also used to correct the distortion of components following manufacturing. Read More
Laser peening induces compressive stress with precision accuracy into key areas of a component up to 5 to 10 times deeper than other conventional cold working techniques. Read More
Removes surface asperities to create a mirror like finish, reducing macro and micro-pitting, oil temperature and noise whilst promoting lubricant retention. Read More
The correct coating system will improve part wear life and reduce maintenance costs. Protecting against environmental damage and corrosion. We can also develop coatings for new applications. Read More
Wear resistant and barrier coatings such as HVOF, arc and flame spray, protecting against high temperatures, wear, corrosion and oxidation, as well as restoring parts to their original condition. Read More
Dry film lubricant coatings have different properties for high load bearing, very low coefficient of friction, high temperature and also increased resistance to chemical attack, abrasion and corrosion. Read More
Parylene is a highly lubricious and ultra thin conformal coating with outstanding chemical, moisture and electrical barrier protection for metals, elastomers, electronics and plastic. Read More
IMR Test Labs offer mechanical and metallurgical testing including material testing, failure analysis, chemical analysis and weld testing to ensure design and manufacturing integrity. Read More
Specialist teams can be mobilized worldwide to repair large or fixed equipment, reducing shipping costs and downtime to the same specification as in-house processing.
Laser Peening On-site Services: Read More
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PEENTEX protects internal and external cladding, street furniture and signage. Creates a decorative finish for architectural purposes on metal, glass, wood and acrylic. Non-slip textured finish for tooling and equipment.
Multiple parts that once needed to be designed for manufacture and fitted together to form a complex assembly can often be replaced by a single AM produced component with none of the same design constraints. These new generation methods often lead to savings in weight, efficiency and lead time. Read More