Engineered Coating Solutions

ENGINEERED COATINGS: ADDING MORE VALUE, OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE

Today the search for a better mousetrap doesn’t end where it used to. Design engineers are pushing the envelope even further with engineered surface treatments to create products that perform like never before.

No wonder the latest engineered coatings are found everywhere: delivering greater thermal protection in a new generation of jet engines, adding thousands of hours to the life of wear parts in harvesting equipment, right down to the electrical insulation on a surgeon’s scissors. Finding and applying the optimum coating for applications in hundreds of challenging environments isn’t for the faint of heart – so start with the best: TST® Engineered Coatings from Fisher Barton.

Ready to take your product to an entirely new level? Fisher Barton has the thermal spray technologies and materials ‘expertise’ to optimize your parts, components and structures and ‘materialize’ new coatings solutions that add exceptional value.

Wear Resistant Coatings

No single coatings solution can solve all the many surface wear challenges that result from erosion, abrasion, adhesion, cavitation and corrosion. Chances are, we’ve seen it, and solved it, before. We are expert in:

  • Carbide coatings in the form of cermets (ceramic and metal) to provide exceptional hardness and wear resistance.
  • Tungsten carbide, to achieve exceptionally high hardness levels and resistance to extreme temperatures and corrosion.
  • Metal oxides such as chromium oxide are very hard and exceptionally resistant to chemical attack; an ideal solution for both wear and corrosion.
  • A variety of other metals and even some plastics to provide wear resistant coatings.
Wear Resistant
Products By Application
Plunger (Fracking Equipment)

Energy: Plungers (Fracking Equipment)

Medical Implant

Medical: Implants

Truck Wheel

Transportation: Wheels

Corrosion Resistant/Protective Coatings

For countless applications where materials such as iron and steel alloys are used and paint alone isn’t up to the job, corrosion protection has never been more critical. Our coatings include:

  • Galvanic corrosion prevention coatings: made from materials such as iron and steel alloys. These coatings slowly corrode while minimizing the corrosion occurring to the steel.
  • Corrosion resistant coatings: Made with nickel-chromium and cobalt-chromium alloys, delivering very low porosity levels.
  • Wear and corrosion resistant coatings: Cermet materials (ceramic and metal) such as carbides with corrosion resistant metal binders provide both corrosion and wear protection. Oxide ceramics are an option as well, with very hard and corrosion resistant properties.
Corrosion Resistant Coating
Products By Application
Plug Valve (Fracking Equipment)

Energy: Valve Plugs (Fracking Equipment)

Food Industry Seals and Shafts

Food Processing: Seals and Shafts

Medical Device Coatings

Medical: Biomedical Devices

Drive Sprockets

Transportation: Drive Sprockets

Dielectric Coatings

We’re the industry’s best source for dielectric coatings with high bond and dielectric strengths, exceptional hardness and very low porosity. These include:

  • Dielectric coating materials: The most common are oxide ceramics and polymers. Ceramics are more durable, wear and corrosion resistant, and have higher dielectric strengths than polymers.
  • Substrate materials: Application to almost any metallic substrate as well as composites. For high temperature applications, gradated coatings are used to mitigate differential expansion between the substrate and the dielectric coating.
  • Super finishing: Our dielectric coatings can be super finished for a surface roughness (Ra) even less than four micro inches.
Dielectric Coating
Products By Application
Medical Instrument Coatings

Medical: Electrosurgical Devices

Electrically Conductive Coatings

Where electrical conductivity is required, we apply our extensive materials and deposition expertise to custom engineer coating solutions, factoring in operating temperatures, environment, and life cycle requirements.

  • Coating materials: Materials such as copper, aluminum and molybdenum are often used, providing the required degree of electrical conductivity. Solutions for high temperature applications include iron-chrome-aluminum and molybdenum-disilicide.
  • Substrate materials: Applicable to everything from polymers and composites to ceramics; all designed for various power levels and coating/substrate interactions under power and at temperature.
Electrically Conductive

FluxFuse®

A Fisher Barton proprietary process, FluxFuse minimizes distortion and warping of components found in typical open air fusing, while providing consistent, uniform fusing conditions for adhering thermal spray wear coatings to the component base material.

Superior fusing of a wear coating results in a much stronger coating bond and, ultimately, increased wear component performance and durability. Combining Fisher Barton’s patented MARBAIN® base material with FluxFuse combines the best of the materials and coatings worlds, offering a world of new opportunities for longer life and improved performance.

FluxFuse Components

FUSIONbond®

A TST proprietary post coating heat treatment done in controlled atmosphere to promote coating diffusion into the coated component to create a metallurgical bond and promote diffusion within the coating almost eliminate coating porosity. The FUSIONbonded coating with its tenacious metallurgical bond can withstand high impact, and the high-density coating provides enhanced wear and corrosion resistance.

FUSIONbond Micrograph

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