Thermal Spraying

FW Gartner specializes in the precision coating of high value components for the most challenging application environments. Processes include:

  • HP/HVOF and HVOF
  • ID HVOF (down to 4” ID)
  • Plasma OD and ID
  • Combustion and Arc Wire
  • Spray and Fuse
  • Kinetic/Cold Spray
  • HVAF (M3) OD and ID down to 7”
  • Rokide, all in fully automated booths
Thermal Spraying

Laser/PTA Cladding

Process advantages include:

  • Minimized HAZ
  • Metallurgical bond
  • Surface modification (heat treating)
  • Broad range of materials/overlays
  • Very low heat input
  • Greatly reduced decarburization
Laser Cladding


FW Gartner's broad machining and finishing capability includes:

  • Grinding and Superfinishing down to 0.2Ra
  • Single and Batch Manufacturing of complex components
  • Reclamation and Reverse Engineering

International Presence

FW Gartner's partners and affiliates span the globe, providing access to a broad spectrum of surfacing technologies and many years of accumulated know-how

F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying

On December 31st, 2012, FW Gartner Thermal Spraying, family owned and operated since 1923, became a business unit of Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies.

FW Gartner has built its reputation by providing its clients and partners with the very latest surface engineering solutions to respond to the many challenges they face as industry demands increased reliability and performance. FW Gartner’s vast experience and appetite for evaluating and adopting cutting-edge technologies, are available both locally here in Houston, or through our global network of partner companies, providing you with a no-compromise solution to your most difficult coating applications almost anywhere in the world.

Our thermal spray (HVOF, Plasma, Arc and Combustion Spray), Laser and PTA cladding solutions, supported by our in house laboratory, and an extensive machining and finishing capability, can provide a broad range of manufacturing support as well as greatly reduce downtime, wear and component replacement cycles.

FW Gartner’s team of industry professionals is dedicated to providing you with the industry’s best in terms of service, quality, performance and cost efficient surfacing technology. Your satisfaction is our greatest reward.

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FW Gartner Thermal Spraying

Latest News & Events

Come and see us at “Power Gen International” at the Orange County Convention Center09-Dec-2014

Come and see us at booth number 3526 at “Power Gen International” at the Orange County Convention Center / West Halls, in Orlando, Florida, December 9-11, 2014. (

FW Gartner licenses technology for laser cladding of steel rolls from South Africa’s CSIR21-Nov-2013

FW Gartner Thermal Spraying, Houston, and South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed a licensing agreement on a laser cladding technology developed at CSIR. The agreement follows the earlier development of a nov..

Lasers as an Industry Tool21-Nov-2013

When people hear the term “lasers,” they may think about space-age guns shooting red and green bolts of light or the “Star Wars” project of the 80’s where lasers were going to be used to shoot down ICBM’s. Others may th..

Curtiss-Wright Acquires F.W. Gartner Thermal Spraying, Ltd.03-Jan-2013

Leading Supplier of Highly Engineered Advanced Wear Coatings for Premium Industrial Markets PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) announced today that it has acquired the assets of F.W. Gartner Therma..