Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies Services

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) is a global provider of highly engineered metal 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.

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Surface Treatments, Analytical Services & the Problems They Solve
Shot Peening

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 

Peen Forming

Shot Peen Forming creates curvature in aircraft wing skins to enhance lift and efficiency and to protect against fatigue. 
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Laser Peening

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 

Ultrasonic Cavitation Peening

Ultrasonic Cavitation peening imparts a shallow depth of residual compressive stress for thin, delicate components that are required in operations that oscillate or cycle. Read More

Isotropic Vibratory Superfinishing

Removes surface asperities to create a mirror like finish, reducing macro and micro-pitting, oil temperature and noise whilst promoting lubricant retention. Read More

Engineered Coatings

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

Thermal Spray Coatings

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

Solid Film Lubricant and Liquid Coatings

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 Conformal Coatings

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

Materials Testing & Analysis

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

Onsite Services

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. 
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Laser & PTA Cladding / Hardsurfacing

Outer diameter and inner diameter cladding to enhance surface technology.  These technologies help with corrosion, wear, and erosion for component protection and repair of components.  Read More

Spherical Grinding & Lapping

Developed to produce very accurate spherical surfaces on a variety of components and materials. Spherical tolerance accuracy to within 1 micron is obtained on scratch-free, mirror finish high-quality surfaces.

Peentex Surface Texturing

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. 
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Additive Manufacturing Post Processing

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

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