• Surface treatments that will improve component strength
  • Enhancing the performance of metals and materials
  • UK leaders in shot peening services
  • Surface treatments that will improve component strength
  • Enhancing the performance of metals and materials
  • UK leaders in shot peening services
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Our News & PR

  • Curtiss Wright Impress at the 2018 Advanced Engineering Show 08 Jan 2019

    In 2019 saw the 10th anniversary of the Advanced Engineering Show, one of the biggest engineering and industrial based trade shows in the UK.

  • Experts in Life Extension of Materials & Critical Components 05 Apr 2018

    Curtiss-Wright have a commendable history behind them, having been founded by three of the world’s most celebrated aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright and Mr. Glenn Curtiss...

  • Leaders in surface engineering 03 Nov 2016

    Increasing the performance and life of critical components

  • E/M Coating Services 03 Nov 2016

    New Anti-Corrosion Coating for Rare Earth Magnets

  • Curtiss-Wright attended Medtec Ireland 18 Aug 2015

    Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies attended Medtec Ireland last week to promote our Parylene Coatings Services...

  • Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC 18 Aug 2015

    We are proud and excited to be involved in sponsoring the innovative Bloodhound SSC project that aims to break the World Land Speed record.

  • Everlube® Products UK Develops New Subsea Fastener Coating 18 Aug 2015

    Everlube® 1174 is a new low VOC, low friction, load bearing, thin film, resin bonded, corrosion resistant, thermoset PTFE coating.

  • New IMR Test Labs Facility 08 Dec 2014

    IMR Test Labs are delighted to announce that they are expanding their operations into Europe by opening a new laboratory within the Derby facil

  • Medtec Ireland, Galway 08 Dec 2014

    Medtec Ireland took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway Ireland from the 1st to 2nd October 2014

  • Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC 08 Dec 2014

    The BBC have just released a video giving details of the overall Bloodhound Project

Events & Shows

  • Advanced Engineering 2018

    Advanced Engineering 2018

    Come visit us at the UK's largest annual gathering of manufacturing OEMs & supply chain professi

    From: 31 October 2018 09:00 am
    To: 01 November 2018 15:00 pm
  • Surface World Show

    Surface World Show

    Come visit us at Surface World 2018

    From: 19 September 2018 09:00 am
    To: 20 September 2018 15:00 pm

Metal Improvement Company

A single source solution and point of contact for all their controlled metal surface treatments

Metal Improvement Company a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies is a highly innovative business that provides quality controlled and highly cost effective surface treatments to metals and materials to improve the components strength and performance and provide protection from premature metal and material failures. These processes also reduce maintenance costs and enables critical components to achieve their maximum potential.

We have a global network of 70 dedicated international facilities including on-site work in the UK, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Russia and mainland Europe, in fact we are able to provide our services and bring our experience and technical expertise in engineered surface technologies wherever and whenever you need us.

Metal Improvement Company offers a wide range of services to an equally wide range of industrial sectors. Our reputation for providing a high quality service in the field of surface technology in areas such as shot Peening, laser Peening, engineered coatings and analytical services is second to none, and industries we are proud to be associated with range from the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical Processing and Architectural Finishes, to the Medical, Power Generation and General Engineering sectors.

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Our Services

Controlled Shot Peening
This is the most cost effective and practical method of inducing surface residual compressive stresses which enhances the performance and extends the life of critical components.

Shot Peen Forming
Induces beneficial compressive stresses to create curvature and profile from machined or welded structures and will correct distortion from machined and heat treated components.

Laser Peening
Induces high precision compressive residual stress into key areas up to 5 to 10 times deeper than other conventional cold working techniques.

Thermal Spray Coatings
Cost efficient wear resistant coating solution used to extend the life of critical components and offer protection against high temperatures, wear, corrosion and oxidation. Also used to restore parts to their original dimensions and condition.

C.A.S.E. Superfinishing
Our expertise to establish the most appropriate coating for a component eIsotropic Finishing (Super Finishing) – Highly successful process used to reduce micro-pitting, oil temperature and noise which extends the components life and improve performance by removing surface asperities and promoting lubricant retention.

Dry Film Lubricants and PTFE
A proven alternative to grease and oil for long lasting lubrication in harsh and adverse conditions to reduce friction and eliminate galling and seizing. We develop and supply propriety Everlube Dry Film Lubricant products.

Diffusion, Organic and Inorganic Overlay Coatings
Not only diffusion and sacrificial coatings for new applications but we also offer component repair and refurbishment of gas turbine and compressor parts

Wet Treatments (Anodising)
Our wet processing techniques improves atmospheric and chemical corrosive resistance and enhances the application of paint primer and adhesives.

Protective Mouldings (Peenflex)
Peenflex damage and abrasion resistant mouldings are a simple and cost effective solution to the protection of component parts through various stages of processing, lifting, moving, storage and dispatch.

Architectural Finishes (Peentex)
Decorative textured finish applied by controlled Shot Peening to enhance metal components in architectural applications both aesthetically and practically.

Main Industries & Services

Below are the main services we provide and the industries we provide them to:

Our Main Services

Main Industries

- Controlled Shot Peening
- Shot Peen Forming
- Thermal Spray Coatings
- Laser Shock Peening
- Engineered Coatings
- Parylene Coatings
- On-site Services
- Isotropic Superfinishing

- Shot peening for Aerospace
- Shot peening for Automotive
- Shot peening for Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
- Shot peening for Medical
- Shot peening for Power Generation
- Shot peening for welding
- Shot peening for Wind Turbines
- Shot peening for Marine

On Site Services

Metal Improvement Companies On-Site Services provides the customer with the same level of service and high quality standard as the processes carried out in our own divisions, and our highly experienced field crew can be mobilised at short notice to anywhere in the world. This service is suited to equipment or plant which cannot be mobilised due to its size or installation. Typical industries include Aerospace, Chemical, Power, Oil, Gas, Paper Mills and Processing Plants.

Why Choose Metal Improvement Company?

At Metal Improvement Company we understand today's challenges faced by our customers that sometimes operate in a wide range of critical industries, and we are committed to providing excellent customer care services and strive to meet the demands of our customers. We believe that people are the key in making this possible and that is why our highly experienced engineers are able to understand and provide solutions to these challenges in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

So if you think we may be able to help in any of the areas described here please e-mail us by completing the form on our main website, or if you prefer to speak to an engineer please phone the division closest to you.

www.cwst.co.uk

Associations, Memberships

Conformities

ISO 9001 Quality management systems

AS9100: Rev C

Location & Opening Hours

Monday -   09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Wednesday -   09:00 to 17:00
Thursday -   09:00 to 17:00
Friday -   09:00 to 16:30
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed

Address:

European Corporate Office
Hambridge Lane
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5TU

Accepted payment methods

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Payment Terms

Pro-Forma

30 days

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Our News & PR

  • Curtiss Wright Impress at the 2018 Advanced Engineering Show 08 Jan 2019

    In 2019 saw the 10th anniversary of the Advanced Engineering Show, one of the biggest engineering and industrial based trade shows in the UK.

  • Experts in Life Extension of Materials & Critical Components 05 Apr 2018

    Curtiss-Wright have a commendable history behind them, having been founded by three of the world’s most celebrated aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright and Mr. Glenn Curtiss...

  • Leaders in surface engineering 03 Nov 2016

    Increasing the performance and life of critical components

  • E/M Coating Services 03 Nov 2016

    New Anti-Corrosion Coating for Rare Earth Magnets

  • Curtiss-Wright attended Medtec Ireland 18 Aug 2015

    Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies attended Medtec Ireland last week to promote our Parylene Coatings Services...

  • Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC 18 Aug 2015

    We are proud and excited to be involved in sponsoring the innovative Bloodhound SSC project that aims to break the World Land Speed record.

  • Everlube® Products UK Develops New Subsea Fastener Coating 18 Aug 2015

    Everlube® 1174 is a new low VOC, low friction, load bearing, thin film, resin bonded, corrosion resistant, thermoset PTFE coating.

  • New IMR Test Labs Facility 08 Dec 2014

    IMR Test Labs are delighted to announce that they are expanding their operations into Europe by opening a new laboratory within the Derby facil

  • Medtec Ireland, Galway 08 Dec 2014

    Medtec Ireland took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway Ireland from the 1st to 2nd October 2014

  • Metal Improvement Sponsor Bloodhound SSC 08 Dec 2014

    The BBC have just released a video giving details of the overall Bloodhound Project

Events & Shows

  • Advanced Engineering 2018

    Advanced Engineering 2018

    Come visit us at the UK's largest annual gathering of manufacturing OEMs & supply chain professi

    From: 31 October 2018 09:00 am
    To: 01 November 2018 15:00 pm
  • Surface World Show

    Surface World Show

    Come visit us at Surface World 2018

    From: 19 September 2018 09:00 am
    To: 20 September 2018 15:00 pm