Archive for the ‘arc spray wire’ Category

Polymet is excited to showcase its new Vecalloy Product Line at ITSC 2015 in Long Beach. Vecalloy products are all unique patented alloys meticulously engineered to solve your toughest hardfacing problems.

Polymet is and has always been recognized as a leader in innovation within the industries their wires are used. There are no plans to let this position of leadership slip. Polymet is excited to step into 2015 with some big plans to support innovation and excellence. For starters Polymet has made some big upgrades and developments […]

Did you know that by varying the air pressure with the arc spray, one can produce coatings that are either very rough or very smooth. A high air pressure (70 PSI) will result in a smooth coating with a texture similar to a fine mesh sandpaper, while a low air pressure (20 PSI) will produce […]

Hard Bob – March 2013

Posted: 3rd April 2013 by admin in arc spray wire, News, Thermal Spray Wire

Happy (belated) April Fools’ Day! Let’s jump right into this month’s HCWHB: Most people are not aware of the amount of machinery and equipment that directly or indirectly affect their lives everyday. We take them for granted until they stop working properly! Thankfully, there is a way to improve service life and efficiency. Thermal spray […]

Hard Bob – February 2013

Posted: 27th February 2013 by admin in arc spray wire, News

As February comes to a speedy close, I want to offer a different side of Hard Bob – the softer side. This month’s article will focus on softer, low melt materials for arc spray and the applications associated with those materials. Typical alloys that fall into this field are Zinc, Babbitt, Aluminum, Bronze, and Copper. […]

Hard Bob – January 2013

Posted: 31st January 2013 by admin in arc spray wire, Cored Wire, Thermal Spray Wire

We hope that everyone is having a great start to 2013. Polymet has been extremely busy and we wouldn’t want it any other way! The first article of the New Year is all about 6 hard, wear resistant alloys for arc spray. When I first began in the industry, hard alloys were very limited, the […]

Hard Bob – December 2012

Posted: 7th January 2013 by admin in arc spray wire, Thermal Spray Wire

Happy New Year everyone! The Holidays have come and gone so it’s time to get back to business with yet another installment of HCWHB. While November focused on the advantages of using twin wire arc spray, December is all about the benefits of wire flame spray. Similarly to the previous article, I will explore the […]

November’s Tips Welcome back for another round of HCWHB! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday! November’s focus will be on the advantages of using twin wire arc spray. I am going to touch on the technical, economical, and operational advantages in using a twin arc spray system. Enjoy my tips below: Hard Coatings […]

Hard Bob – October 2012

Posted: 28th November 2012 by admin in arc spray wire, Cored Wire, Thermal Spray Wire

In case you missed the October issue, here it is! Welcome back for another round of Hard Coatings with Hard Bob! In this article we are focusing on the effect of atomizing air pressure on arc spray coatings. When arc spraying, there are a number of technical parameters that will affect the coating. One of […]

For industrial boiler tubes, erosion and corrosion are inevitable.  However, thermal spray coatings, particularly wire arc spray, have proven very effective at extending the service life of boiler tubes by preventing these wear factors.  Spraying a protective coating is a proven cost-effective solution that will extend the boiler lifecycle and decrease boiler downtime. Coal fired […]