Thermal Spraying

FW Gartner specializes in the precision coating of high value components for the most challenging application environments. We have multiple fully automated spray cells operating the following processes:

  • HP/HVOF and HVOF
  • ID HVOF (down to 4” ID)
  • Plasma OD and ID
  • Combustion and Arc Wire
  • Spray and Fuse
  • HVAF OD and ID down to 7”
  • Rokide
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:

  • Cylindrical, spherical and surface grinding
  • Honing (ID/OD), polishing and super-finishing
  • Single and batch manufacturing of complex geometry components
  • Reclamation and reverse engineering

Vertical Integration

Our extensive capabilities and combined experience across multiple process types can be leveraged to offer complete turnkey solutions to OEM and MRO requirements.


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

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Curtiss Wright – FW Gartner Thermal Spraying is pleased to announce our latest Certifications:


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Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, September 10-12, 201910-Sep-2019

Please visit us at: Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, September 10-12, 2019 At the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Our booth # 1715 ..

We are proud to receive MIL-STD-1687A Certification04-Apr-2016

Curtiss Wright – FW Gartner Thermal Spraying is pleased to announce our latest Certification: MIL-STD-1687A, Thermal Spray Processes for Naval Ship Machinery Applications. (/certifications) ..