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Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies

Metal Improvement Company (MIC) provides quality controlled and cost effective metal surface treatments. These treatments enhance performance and provide protection from premature metal and material failures thus enabling critical components to achieve their maximum potential.

We have a network of over 68 international facilities and on-site work. Consequently, we are able to bring our experience and technical expertise wherever and whenever you may need it.

Our services are ideally suited to a range of industry sectors:

* Aerospace * Architectural * Automotive * Medical * Chemical Processing * General Engineering * Power Generation * Oil, Gas and Petrochemical * Welding


Products

Accelerated weathering and corrosion testing

Accelerated weathering and corrosion testing

•Accelerated weathering and corrosion testing are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Adhesive, primer and topcoat application

Adhesive, primer and topcoat application

We can apply a range of coatings. Wet treatments may include chemical cleaning and phosphate conversion coatings whilst dry treatments may include va...

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Aerospace Components

Aerospace Components

We have been providing solutions to the Aerospace industry for over 60 years. The aerospace industry demands high performance from lightweight materi...

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Aerospace shot peening

Aerospace shot peening

Metal Improvement Company (MIC), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, provides quality controlled and cost effective surface treatm...

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Aerospace surface treatment

Aerospace surface treatment

Metal Improvement Company (MIC), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, provides quality controlled and cost effective surface treatm...

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Aerospace Surface Treatment Technologies

Aerospace Surface Treatment Technologies

Metal Improvement Company offers Aerospace Surface Treatment Technologies. They have been providing solutions to the Aerospace industry for over 60 ...

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Ageing

Ageing

We can treat metals and materials in all industries to help combat the ageing process.

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Aircraft Components

Aircraft Components

Having worked in the aerospace industry for over 60 years we have the experience and expertise to ensure our surface treatments can withstand the extr...

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Allegheny/Diversified Coatings

Allegheny/Diversified Coatings

Allegheny / Diversified Coatings are all able to be purchased from us!. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website a...

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Aluminium Chemical Surface Treatments

Aluminium Chemical Surface Treatments

Metal and material surface treatments are widely used in the chemical processing industry to help with the inevitable difficulties of stress corrosion...

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Aluminium Heat Treating

Aluminium Heat Treating

We can offer an aluminium heat treating service. Please enquire for further details.

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Aluminum Rich Coatings

Aluminum Rich Coatings

Aluminum Rich Coatings are available from our extensive product catalogu. Please contact us if you require more information.

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Anodised Sheet Metalwork

Anodised Sheet Metalwork

Anodizing increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of components to reduce fatigue and increase corrosion and wear resistance...

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Anodising

Anodising

Anodizing helps to reduce corrosion and fatigue - especially useful in the aerospace industry. Click the link below to view our website

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Architectural Finishes (Peentex)

Architectural Finishes (Peentex)

Architectural Finishes (Peentex). Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Architectural Finishing - Peentex

Architectural Finishing - Peentex

Metal Improvement Company offers Architectural Finishing - Peentax. Peentex is a decorative textured finish applied by controlled shot peening which ...

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Austempering

Austempering

Austempering is an isothermal heat treatment that is applied to ferrous metals including Steel and ductile Iron.

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Automotive peening

Automotive peening

Metal Improvement Company (MIC), a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, provides quality controlled and cost effective surface treatm...

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Black Oxiding

Black Oxiding

The process of black oxiding or blackening is a conversion coating for ferrous materials, copper and copper based alloys, zinc, powdered metals, and s...

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Boric-sulfuric Acid Anodizing

Boric-sulfuric Acid Anodizing

Boric-sulfuric acid anodizing and sulphuric acid anodizing are an alternative to chromic acid anodizing to meet environmental regulations. The process...

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C.A.S.E Isotropic Super Finishing

C.A.S.E Isotropic Super Finishing

C.A.S.E Isotropic Super Finishing If you have any queries on this, or any of our other products/services, then please do not hesitate to contact us on...

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C.A.S.E™ isotropic SUPER FINISHING

C.A.S.E™ isotropic SUPER FINISHING

Metal Improvement Company offer C.A.S.E™ isotropic SUPER FINISHING. C.A.S.E™ isotropic finishing of components is critical in applications of metal t...

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Carbon Restoration

Carbon Restoration

Carbon restoration is applied to diffuse carbon into steel that may have been depleted during earlier processes or to enhance the properties of an eng...

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Carbonitriding

Carbonitriding

Carbonitriding is a modification technique applied to a metal surface to increase the surface hardness and reduce wear.

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Case Finishing

Case Finishing

The technique of C.A.S.E.™ finishing has been especially developed for surfaces that require both excellent bending and contact fatigue strength as we...

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Chemical analysis

Chemical analysis

•Chemical analysis are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Chemical Conversion Coating

Chemical Conversion Coating

Chemical conversion coating - coatings for metals where the part surface is converted into the coating with a chemical or electro-chemical process.

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Chemical Resistant Coatings

Chemical Resistant Coatings

Many of our coatings are designed for the chemicals sector so chamical and acid resitant coatings are essential.

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Chromic Acid Anodizing

Chromic Acid Anodizing

Chromic acid anodizing increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of components to increase corrosion and wear resistance, incr...

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Coating evaluations including thermal spray

Coating evaluations including thermal spray

•Coating evaluations including thermal spray. Please follow the link from FTN to our website, where you will find further information on this product,...

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News

Surface World Exhibition March 2017

Surface World Exhibition March 2017

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies will be exhibiting at the Surface World Exhibition in Birmingham on the 22nd and 23rd March 2017. Our stand numbe...

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Curtiss-Wright Parylene coating vapour deposition process

Curtiss-Wright Parylene coating vapour deposition process

Announcing our new video animation of the Curtiss-Wright Parylene coating process. This will provide you with a comprehensive overview of this unique ...

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Shot Peening – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Shot Peening – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Shot peening in its earliest form was known as mechanical prestressing or cold hammering. It is a process for increasing the life, strength and perfor...

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How did the Shot Peening Process begin?

How did the Shot Peening Process begin?

Hammering or cold hammering stresses a material through force beyond its yield strength, so allowing it to be shaped and hardened. The earliest exampl...

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Everlube® Products UK Develops New Subsea Fastener Coating

Everlube® Products UK Develops New Subsea Fastener Coating

thermoset PTFE coating. Following comprehensive testing, Everlube® has provided 1500hrs of salt spray protection when applied over a Phosphate pre-tre...

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Curtiss-Wright rings the closing bell on the NYSE

Curtiss-Wright rings the closing bell on the NYSE

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) who first began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 22nd August 1929, commemorated their 85th annive...

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EM Coating Services Partner with Freeman Technology

EM Coating Services Partner with Freeman Technology

E/M Coating Services have demonstrated once again that they are at the forefront of coating development following their recent partnership with Freema...

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Derby Awarded Nadcap® for Coatings

Derby Awarded Nadcap® for Coatings

Metal Improvement Company in Derby are delighted to announce that they have now received Nadcap® accreditation for Coatings, this certificate demonstr...

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New Website Launched for E/M Coating Services

New Website Launched for E/M Coating Services

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website for E/M Coating Services, which we believe is more useable, informative and dynamic looking...

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Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC

Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC

Metal Improvement Company are proud and excited to be one of the sponsors of this innovative project and have been involved in a number of aspects inc...

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CWST at the 2014 MACH Exhibition

CWST at the 2014 MACH Exhibition

The MACH exhibition is the UK’s largest manufacturing technologies event and features cutting edge companies and innovative products and naturally CWS...

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New IMR Test Labs Facility

New IMR Test Labs Facility

IMR Test Labs, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies, are delighted to announce that they are expanding their operations into Europe ...

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Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC

Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC

Metal Improvement Company are proud and excited to be one of the sponsors of this innovative project and have been involved in a number of aspects inc...

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Siemens Incorporates Laser Peening Technology

Siemens Incorporates Laser Peening Technology

Siemens Incorporates Laser Peening Technology on Steam Turbines Livermore, CA, Oct. 18 -- Metal Improvement Company (MIC) announced today that Siem...

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MIC Expands Heat Treating Capabilities

MIC Expands Heat Treating Capabilities

Metal Improvement Company Expands Heat Treating Capabilities at Several Facilities Paramus, NJ, March 15 – Metal Improvement Company (MIC) has adde...

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Metal Improvement Company Introduces Peenscan Pen

Metal Improvement Company Introduces Peenscan Pen

Metal Improvement Company Introduces Peenscansm Pen Paramus, NJ, Jan. 11 - Metal Improvement Company has introduced the Peenscan Pen, a new produc...

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Documents

Aerospace Applications

Aerospace Applications

Catalogue

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Automotive Applications

Automotive Applications

Catalogue

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C.A.S.E. isotropic finishing

C.A.S.E. isotropic finishing

Catalogue

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Controlled shot peening

Controlled shot peening

Catalogue

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Controlled Shot Peening.pdf

Controlled Shot Peening.pdf

Catalogue

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Engineered Coatings.pdf

Engineered Coatings.pdf

Catalogue

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Final CASE leaflet

Final CASE leaflet

catalogue

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Final Laser peening leaflet

Final Laser peening leaflet

catalogue

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FW Gartner - Thermal Spray.pdf

FW Gartner - Thermal Spray.pdf

Catalogue

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Green book.pdf

Green book.pdf

Catalogue

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HVOF and Flame Thermal Spray.pdf

HVOF and Flame Thermal Spray.pdf

Catalogue

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Laser peening

Laser peening

Catalogue

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Laser Peening.pdf

Laser Peening.pdf

Catalogue

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Medical Applications

Medical Applications

Catalogue

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Medical.pdf

Medical.pdf

Catalogue

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MIC General Brochure

MIC General Brochure

Catalogue

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MIC Green Book

MIC Green Book

Catalogue

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Parylene - Medical Solutions.pdf

Parylene - Medical Solutions.pdf

Catalogue

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Parylene Coating Services.pdf

Parylene Coating Services.pdf

Catalogue

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Peenflex

Peenflex

Catalogue

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Peentex

Peentex

Catalogue

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Power-generation applications

Power-generation applications

Catalogue

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Procoat 100.pdf

Procoat 100.pdf

Catalogue

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Surface Preparation.pdf

Surface Preparation.pdf

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Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies

  • European Corporate Office
  • Hambridge Lane
  • Newbury
  • Berkshire
  • RG14 5TU

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