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Metalock Engineering is a leading specialist in Thermal Spraying and applying Surface Treatments to metal components.

Continuous development of new Surface Coating Processes means we meet industry’s voracious appetite for new products and give engineers ways to repair and protect a wide range of mechanical engineering equipment – for longer life, lower manufacturing costs and cost-effective repair instead of expensive replacement.

Thermal spraying

Surface Treatments to Metal Components

Thermal Spray Coating involves heating material (in powder or wire form) until it is a molten state, then propel it with gas or air to deposit a layer on a receiving component. This process can be repeated many times allowing us to build several layers to precise specifications.

Controlled application using robotic arm

Highly-trained Specialists

Common applications for thermal spraying and surface treatments include these:

  • Repair & Reconditioning
  • Anti-corrosion coatings
  • Heat shielding
  • Erosion prevention
  • Insulation

Depending on your requirements, our highly-trained specialists will work in the workshop or on site – spraying a huge variety of different materials. If you can melt it you can spray it:

  • Steel 
  • Tungsten carbide
  • Chrome carbide
  • Ceramics
  • Plastic composite

How can we save you time and money, and build your reputation with Thermal Spraying and Surface Treatment?

High-Quality Results

You can count on us for the highest quality Thermal Spraying and consistently high-specification results on all types of components with a wide range of materials. These may be single elements, but are more usually alloys or composites with unique physical properties that are only achievable with Thermal Spraying using one of these techniques:

  • High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF)
  • Flame spraying
  • Arc spraying
  • Plasma spraying

Thermal Spraying Video

Thermal Spraying of Railway Axles

Location:
Malmö, Sweden

Mission:
Railway axles, Denmark

Challenge:
Renovate railway axles to original condition and save them from being scrapped.

Solution:
Metalock developed a solution that made it possible to have the axles mounted on the gearbox during the spraying process.

Thermal spraying build up the diameter and then the surface was machined and polished to see the tolerance 0.029mm.

Result:
Saving 998 railway axles from being scrapped. Longer durability than original, while making it possible to extend the life span by the repeated rework.

The tolerance was measured up to 0.01 - 0.02mm, well under specified requirements.

The Benefits of Surface/Thermal
Spray Coating

From a large industrial plant in remote locations to marine engines at sea, removal of worn components, workshop repairs, or replacement is expensive. Our specialist Thermal Spraying experience saves you money and gives you other benefits:

  • A proven solution-focused approach wherever your equipment is.
  • Worldwide 24/7 service.
  • Build and protect your reputation.
  • Workshop-quality repairs on-site.
  • One reliable source for all your Thermal Spraying.
  • Decades of engineering expertise – you know you can trust us with the most challenging Thermal Spraying projects.
Hand held application

How can we save you time and money, and build your reputation with Thermal Spraying and Surface Treatment?