New Product Announcement: Ready Coated Components


Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings recently launched the first product in its new range of ready coated and enhanced components with a copper nozzle for its High-Velocity Oxy Fuel thermal spray coating.

According to Hardide, the JP-5000 4-inch copper nozzle is coated with a tungsten/tungsten carbide-based Hardide chemical vapor deposition coating to extend its operational life.

The company states that the ready coated nozzles include O-rings to withstand the higher temperatures that arise during longer periods of service.

“This is an extremely exciting new product development which offers significant performance, cost and environmental advantages to users of HVOF equipment. By Hardide® coating the internal diameter of copper nozzles used in thermal spraying, our enhanced component offers superior wear resistance and reduced pickup,” said Steve Paul, Interim CEO of Hardide Coatings

“This significantly extends the working life of the part thus improving productivity and reducing the spraying cost. We have had a lot of interest from OEMs and thermal spray companies in transforming the performance and durability of their HVOF spray equipment and we were pleased to ship our first production orders this week.”

The "hard and homogeneous" properties of the coating can help reduce pickup inside the nozzle when spraying metallic materials. This helps in preventing material from dislodging and creating a defect in the HVOF coating, subsequently improving coating quality and reducing downtime and the cost of spraying.

The life of the ready coated nozzles, when used to spray metallic materials, is reportedly extended up to 40 times compared to uncoated nozzles. When spraying carbide powders, the coating can potentially extend the life of the nozzles by five times.

“The coated JP-5000 4” nozzle is the first in a range of Hardide ready coated copper nozzles of varying sizes and other OEM equipment which we intend to launch on an ongoing basis,” Paul explained.

Additionally, the nozzle does not have to be exchanged as often, helping to decrease the risk of breaking the water circuit. Additionally, a lack of nozzle clogging can reportedly help reduce spits or unmelted agglomerations of powder getting embedded in the spray coating and eliminating rework.

The company adds that the coating can work with a wide range of coating materials used in HVOF processes, allowing for smooth integration with existing coating systems.

Hardide says that it has been testing the product with a global OEM in the United States and coating services companies in Germany and Italy. The copper nozzles are expected to be manufactured in Germany and coated at Hardide Coatings’  manufacturing facility in the United Kingdon for shipping globally.

The company adds that Hardide coated JP-5000 4-inch copper nozzles will be sold in fully recyclable packaging.


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