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Curtiss-Wright’s Surface Technologies segment provides the most advanced technologies to enhance performance and extend the life of critical components by helping prevent premature fatigue and corrosion failures. This enables component designs to achieve their maximum potential. Approximately 90% of our processes are performed on OEM parts and often they are designed-in or specified as proprietary production processes.
Our Surface Technologies segment is a worldwide leader in providing precision metal surface treatments for aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, automotive and general industrial markets. Through a network of
68 facilities around the world, we provide four primary metal treatment technologies:
- Shot peening - This process greatly enhances the durability of the metal and extends the service life of critical components such as aircraft landing gear and structural components. Shot peen forming takes the process one step further,
allowing precision shaping of aerodynamic curvatures in aircraft wing skins made
of aluminum. Today we shape all of the wing skins for Airbus commercial jets.
- Laser peening - Utilizing the same principles as shot peening,
a laser beam imports a layer of residual compressive stress that is four times
deeper than that attainable from conventional peening treatments. The result is an unprecedented resistance to fatigue and stress corrosion failure. Since Curtiss-Wright introduced this process in 2003, potential applications have emerged for turbine engines, civil and military aircraft structures, nuclear power generation and
nuclear waste disposal, petroleum drilling, medical implants and recreational sports.
- Specialty coatings - Our
portfolio of engineered coatings provide lubrication, corrosion and oxidation resistance for metal components, which enhances their operating performance and longevity. Curtiss-Wright formulates proprietary coatings and applies them to steel, titanium and aluminum components utilized in aerospace, automotive and other industrial applications.
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