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Our experts on…Thermal Spraying

Thermal spraying can be a fantastic way to apply a coat to your component, but clients at B&B regularly ask our experts for advice on what the different kinds of sprays are and what their respective benefits and negatives are. Let’s start by explaining exactly what it is that makes each process different from each other.

Thermal Spraying: Uses In Industry

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Thermal Spray Processes: Pros & Cons

The benefits and negatives of each one. Here is a broad overview of each technique.


Thermal Spraying: Metal Coating Properties

We often get asked by our clients as to which coating is going to be best

for them, so here is a quick overview on different metal coatings and

their properties.

HVOF: The Process

HVOF can achieve extremely hard coatings for your components, but what is involved in the process?

Our experts explain...

HVOF: The Advantages

If you're looking for a uniform and hard coating then you should consider using HVOF.

HVOF is a Thermal Spray Coating that has a number of applications for your component.

Here are its advantages...

Sub-Contract not Sub-Service

Alongside Coating B&B also offer sub-contract machining services.

This includes CNC Milling, Turning and Grinding.

HVOF vs Hard Chrome Plating

Hard Chrome Plating is already banned in the USA, and may be going in the same direction in the UK soon.

as such alternatives will need to be found, so how does HVOF stack up?

Is there such thing as Precision Engineering?

A quick search on Google and you’ll soon be tripping over engineering companies with precision in the title.

It goes without saying that the very nature of engineering means that work needs to be precise.

After all you can’t imagine employing someone to build a bridge using vague measurements.

So what sets one engineer apart from another?

Why Use Flame Spray?

Flame Spray is one of the Thermal Spray Processes that we offer, so why might you consider it?

Here are the benefits of using Powder Flame Spray

5 Reasons to Sub-Contract

Here's 5 good reasons why sometimes it might be more sensible to sub-contract rather than manufacture in house.

Ball Valves – Stellite 6 Coating

How can stellite 6 coatings applied via hvof improve ball valves?

Here's more information.

Our Free Guide to Thermal Spraying

B&B Coatings have produced a completely free guide to Thermal Spray Coatings whcih takes you through all the basics like;

What are the different processes? What are the different coatings? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Ceramic Coatings for Exhausts

How can Ceramic Coatings improve the part life of your exhaust?

We Have A Problem

In fact we have several a month...

Ceramic Coatings In Industry

HVOF applied Ceramic Coatings have a wide range oif applications for a variety of sectors.

Our New Year’s Resolutions

In 2017, B&B coatings have made a fresh committment to providing high levels of service.

Here are our New Year's Resolutions.


B&B featured in Industrial Process News

B&B Coatings were featured in Industrial Process news as one of the top ten companies they saw exhibiting at last year's Northern Manufacturing Show.

Is September The End For Hard Chrome?

We are currently in contact with the ECHA about Hard Chrome's future.

Our NEW Grinder Arrives!

B&B are proud to annouce that we have increased our capacity and capabilities with the addition of a new grinder.

Hard Chrome Sunset Date is 21st September

The ECHA have confirmed that new tighter restrictions will affect the use of Hard Chrome Plating.

Our Relationship With Customers

Our relationship with customers
B&B always look to develop long term relationships with our clients whether big or small.

'Too Broad' Application to save Hard Chrome

Current applications for continued use of hard chrome plating have receieved negative feedback from the ECHA

More than Machining

B&B have developed a range of complimentary services including; CNC Milling, CNC Turning, HVOF Coatings and CNC Grinding.

Introducing Haigh Coatings

If you’re researching coatings for high wear environments then you’ll have come across a number of brand names for coating.

All of which make the same promise of enhanced corrosion, wear and hardness. Quite often though…they are all actually offering the same thing!

Repair & Rebuild Worn Components

HVOF is one way you can repair worn components, the process enables you to build up worn parts with an additive layer of material and then grind to finish.

Ensuring Delivery Dates

B&B Precision are acting proactively in order to ensure that your orders arrive on time.

 Is your application in?

Did you miss the application period to keep using Hard Chrome?

High Wear? High Corrosion? What Coating?

There are a number of different options for components which must operate in high wear and corrosion environments, but each has it's drawbacks.

Bright Future For British Manufacturing

B&B Precision are proud to fly the flag as a British manufacturer thriving in the current climate, but we see core challenges that must be addressed today in order to secure tomorrow.

Securing Long Term Growth Starts Today

It often seems in manufacturing that we go through periods of boom and bust, but this a trend B&B Precision have bucked. We have built steadily over the last seven years and are putting forward are plans for continued growth.

Trouble Machining In Tungsten?

Tungsten is described as a ‘heavy metal’ due to its hard nature and corrosion resistance properties. It is a very dense metal and is used in a wide variety of industries ranging from radiation shielding to golf clubs. Working with Tungsten represents a challenge in several areas.

Standing Out As A Sub-Contractor

We had a small feature in this month's Business and Industry

Quality No Issue

We have recently undertaken a customer audit and customers tell us that they have not had Quality Issues with the components we have manufactured.

Extending Rail Vehicle Part Life

Could Rail Vehicle Parts Last Longer?

Manufacturers At The Crossroads

Manufacturing seems to be at a cross roads at the moment. Confidence is high in the market and yet growth is fragile.


B&B Coatings are encouraging people to test out HVOF for their application free of charge.

What’s Protecting Your Pump?

Any pump application must consider longevity and cost of replacement when it comes to material selection. There are three key areas that need to considered.

New Haas VF6 Machine

B&B are proud to announce we have expanded our shop floor with the addition of a new Haas VF6.

Why OEMs Should Outsource Manufacturing?

Should Original Equipment Manufacturers consider outsourcing part of their production?

Processes Affected by Hexavalent Restrictions

Hexavalent Chromium has long been on the ECHA’s list of annexed substances due to its carcinogenic nature. This year on September 21st further restrictions will come into play and this means manufacturers across the country have had to look for an alternative. So what processes are affected and how are companies reacting?

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