PRESS RELEASE: Independent Testing Confirms Hardide-A Improves Fatigue Life

Author:  Hardide Coatings
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 34, Issue 1, Winter 2020
Doc ID:  2020008
Year of Publication:  2020
New independent testing has proven that Hardide-A tungsten carbide/tungsten metal matrix composite coating improves the fatigue life of metal components by 4.5% when compared to uncoated substrates. Hardide-A also eliminates the need for costly secondary shot peening making the coating a significant advancement in materials optimisation for the aerospace and other industries where fatigue debit of surface-coated metals is a problem. The tests were conducted by Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Ltd (WMTR), a leading aerospace qualified testing laboratory in the UK and USA.

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