Hardide coatings’ aerospace coatings technology receives funding from NATEP

Hardide Coatings has been awarded funding for two projects from The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Program ("NATEP”). The funding will further the application of the company’s innovative coating technology to aircraft components.

Hardide Coatings receives funding from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Program (NATEP) to develop an innovative coating technology for aircraft components. Source: bottlein / Pixabay. -

NATEP is a EUR 161m aerospace initiative programme to mature 40 aerospace technologies in the UK aerospace supply chain. Hardide Coatings is the lead partner on both of the projects.
The first project is the development of a grinding and super-finish technology for the Hardide-A coating (a proven direct replacement for Hard Chrome Plating). This project is supported by Airbus, Perfect Bore Manufacturing Ltd (“Perfect Bore”) and Engis (UK) Ltd.

Development of new technologies and coatings

The second project is to develop the processing of an ultra-low temperature coating that will increase the range of aerospace substrate materials suitable for the Hardide coating process. Airbus, Leonardo Helicopters are end-users and Perfect Bore and Westmoreland Laboratories are support partners.
Both projects commence on 1 September 2018 and will each take up to 18 months to complete.

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