The Poeton One-Stop Shop offers every conceivable surface treatment and coating for the aerospace and defence industries, and all under one roof, supported by a suite of NDT inspection techniques. These encompass:
(Follow the links for details of the individual processes)
Our customers can reduce costs in transport, progress administration, NDT inspection time and quality control documentation by bringing all these certified coating services under a single management, enabling Aerospace and Defence customers to place just one order for multiple surface treatments on the same component batch.
Our One Stop Coatings and Surface Treatments Service is designed for the supply chain that manufactures and provides components to the prime contractors for the aerospace and defence industries. These companies are continually under pressure to supply fully finished components that may require a complex treatment sequence such as:
Such a sequence of operations can be obtained at one site, with one purchase order, with all the necessary defence or aerospace accreditations and no intermediate delays. Our customers save both time and money, receive a fast-track service and minimise their transport and packaging costs.
Poeton are approved to the following Third Party Quality Systems at their two UK production sites at Cardiff and Gloucester
Poeton (Gloucester) Ltd
Standard: BS EN ISO 9001:2008 (Including SBAC AS 9100)
Number: Certification No. FM.24657
(Also, Poeton (Cardiff Ltd), Certification No. FM.22575)
Poeton (Gloucester) Ltd
Standard: AS7109 Coatings (Thermal Spray) & AS7108 (Chemical processing)
Poeton (Cardiff) Ltd
Standard: NDT (PT & MT)
We are also approved by a wide range of aerospace and defence companies, with Apticote coatings specified by name on many component drawings. For details, please look at our Approvals page. On environmental aspects, we are approved to BS EN ISO 14001:2004, Certificate No EMS 87117.
We are able to process all the major aerospace and defence components. Please see our page on Plant capacity for all the details of our processing capabilities.
Problem - The rotary engines in unmanned military aircraft must be 100% reliable, with no loss of power due to rotor tip wear or bore degradation. They must also be lightweight and ultra precise, made in cast aluminium alloy. This represents a major challenge for the bore coating - it must be hard, 100% adherent to the substrate, no chipping or corner build-up, and must hone to provide a seal-tip friendly surface.
Solution - Apticote 2000 Nickel/Ceramic provided the complete solution, with economic batch plating to the highest quality standards. The Poeton multi-station coating facility, backed by computer-controlled processing and stringent process chemistry control allowed large batches of housings to be processes right first time, every time.
Problem - The Aluminium telescopic ram assemblies used to extend aero-engine doors during maintenance suffered from excessive vibration wear when closed and in flight. Even though it prevented corrosion, the conventional chromic anodised surface was insufficiently robust to withstand the constant fretting from the steel bearing sleeves, a deadly combination of oxidation and metal-to-metal adhesive wear.
Solution - After approaching the Poeton technical services team, with simulating wear tests on the Poeton reciprocating sliding rig, it was decided to trial Apticote 350D, a hard anodic/PTFE composite coating. Subsequent engine testing by the customer proved that Apticote 350D could withstand the constant vibration wear, eliminating the problem completely. The customer decided to switch all aluminium tube products over to Apticote 350D, which has continued to prove successful in service for over three years.
For details of all our processing capabilities, size and capacity, please follow this link.
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Poeton & Apticote
supporting global manufacturing, from A to Z
APTICOTE 100 – Hard Chrome
APTICOTE 200 – Polymer Composite
APTICOTE 300 – Hard Anodising
APTICOTE 400 – Electroless Nickel
APTICOTE 600 - Silver
APTICOTE 800 – Plasma / Thermal Spray Coatings
APTICOTE 3000 – Keronite
APTICOTE 900 – Cadmium
APTICOTE 300SP – Sulphuric Anodising / PTFE Composite
APTICOTE 350 – Hard Anodic / Polymer Composites
APTICOTE 355 - Advanced Anodic Composites (15,000 hrs corrosion protection)
APTICOTE 450 – Electroless Nickel / PTFE Composite (Co deposition)
APTICOTE 460 – Electroless Nickel / Polymer Composites
APTICOTE 810 – Plasma / Thermal Spray / Polymer Composite
APTICOTE 2000 – Nickel / Silicon Carbide Composite Coating.
Failure Analysis Projects and Coating Characterisation