A single source solution and point of contact for all
their controlled metal surface treatments
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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:
Shot peening for Aerospace
Shot peening for Automotive
Shot peening for Oil, Gas
Shot peening for Medical
Shot peening for Power
- Shot peening for welding
- Shot peening for Wind Turbines
- Shot peening for Marine
On Site Services
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?
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 iswhy 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.