Technical Articles

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Progressive Surface


Progressive Surface has published these technical articles:

(Coating Equipment)
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A new breed of nano-structured coatings are being developed around the suspension plasma spray (SPS) and solution precursor plasma spray (SPPS) processes. SPS and SPPS require more energy per... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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Progressive is working with turbine engine MRO facilities in an effort to improve the productivity and reduce the costs of applying abradable coatings on turbine engine compressor components.... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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Data from a 16-hour process run to validate the consistency of the 100HE plasma torch voltage and current control.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Discusses how KLM utilizes world-class surface treatment technology manufactured by Progressive Surface for aircraft engine overhaul, maintenance, and repair. This article first appeared in the Spring... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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An overview of emerging applications using the 100HE plasma torch developed at the University of Michigan for medical implant and renewable energy programs.... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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Pravansu Mohanty, associate professor of mechanical engineering at University of Michigan - Dearborn, has developed a new approach for direct deposition of phosphate and oxide compounds used in... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Automation Services)
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A recent GE Reports news article describes how Progressive Surface has provided special process machinery and technologies for GE's turbine engine programs over the years. Most recently, we installed... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Illustrates how rotating lances can be used to shot peen holes and other difficult geometric surfaces using automated or robotic manipulators. This article first appeared in Metal Finishing News.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Shot Peening FAQ's... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Describes how Medtronic has pursued highly controlled shot peening to enhance the fatigue life of critical medical implant devices. This article first appeared in the Spring 2008 issue of The Shot... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Presents a unique sensor system which provides particle velocity data for any type of abrasive grit blasting or shot peening media. This system can be used for process monitoring as well as for quick... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Many manufacturing systems utilize single piece flow techniques to minimize inventory and product float. This article describes how one turbine engine manufacturer has integrated a number of small... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Describes a variety of methods for shot peening holes including quadrant peening, flapper peening, deflector pin peening and rotary lance peening.... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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The aircraft and industrial gas turbine industries constantly face new challenges as their hot section products are required to operate at higher temperatures and faster speeds for improved... (View Full Article)
(Coating Equipment)
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Presents a multi-process thermal spraying cell developed for KLM using arc spray, standard plasma spraying, 100HE™ high enthalpy plasma spraying, and HVOF coating technologies. This paper was... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Describes how ultra high pressure water jet cleaning technology is used in the aerospace engine industry to remove thermal sprayed coatings in a fast and environmentally friendly manner. This article... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Abrasive grit blasting, or sand blast cleaning, is a surface treatment process widely used in a variety of different industries with many diverse purposes. Abrasive blasting is the process by which an... (View Full Article)
(Coating Services and Finishing Services)
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Thermal spraying is the general term used to describe a variety of coating processes. Common processes described simply as "thermal spraying" include plasma spraying, HVOF spraying, arc spraying and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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Water jet stripping or cleaning, or water blast cleaning, is a widely used process for the removal of material, coating, or contamination from the surface of a work piece. Progressive Surface has... (View Full Article)