ISO 9001 Registered
PH: 716.875.3380

HVOF Coating Services – High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Spraying

February 16th, 2011

At HFW, we specialize in HVOF coating services.  The benefits to HVOF coating include:

  • Components can be re-engineered using higher performance materials
  • Wear is prevented or retarded
  • Improved functionality and life of process-related or OEM equipment
  • Improved lead time—repairing components vs. manufacturing
  • Obsolete parts no longer available from the OEM are able to be repaired/salvaged

Contact HFW today to learn more about our HVOF coating process and other thermal spray applications.

Printing Press Cylinder Remanufacturing Process

February 10th, 2011

Every print cylinder that comes into HFW for reconditioning goes through the exact process outlined below, resulting in the same outcome – highly satisfied customers!

Step 1: Detailed Inspection

  • Disassembly and cleaning
  • Preliminary inspection of cylinder
  • Received condition (Diameter, TIR and surface condition)
  • Review parts for condition

Step 2: Engineered Services Manager Review

  • Analyze condition and establish work scope
  • Review with customer (If desired)
  • Prepare quotation (Or work scope summary)
  • Submit to customer

Step 3: Customer Approval

  • We will not initiate work until our customer fully approves and understands the work scope entailed

Step 4: Remanufacture

  • Prepare for coating
  • Establish Duragap® protective edge (If desired)
  • Thermal spray (Via metallize, plasma spray, or HVOF processes)
  • Proof finish
  • Precision machine slot (gap) to required width and radii
  • Dynamic balance and make necessary weight corrections (If required)
  • Assemble and install new bearers, bearings, and component parts
  • Finish grind to specifications
  • Final assembly
  • Inspection / documentation
  • Packaging

Benefits of Thermal Spray Services

February 8th, 2011

Thermal spraying includes a variety of processes where molten material is propelled onto a substrate. The two surfaces form a mechanical bond and the substrate temperature generally remains below 300 degrees fahrenheit so zero distortion occurs.

The thermal spray process is used for the purpose of restoring component size to OEM dimensions, and extending service life through enhancing resistance to abrasion, wear, heat and corrosion, among others. The results are lower maintenance costs and increased uptime for our customers!

Additional benefits to thermal spraying include:

  • Components can be re-engineered using higher performance materials
  • Wear is prevented or retarded
  • Improved functionality and life of process-related or OEM equipment
  • Improved lead time—repairing components vs. manufacturing
  • Obsolete parts no longer available from the OEM are able to be repaired/salvaged

HFW Announces ISO 9001:2008 Registration

February 8th, 2011

HFW Industries is proud to announce our ISO 9001:2008 registration through Bureau Veritas Certification North America, Inc.

Our official ‘Scope of Supply’ reads- “Job Shop Manufacturer and Rebuilder of Machine Parts Using Wear and Corrosion Resistant Coatings to Complement Machining, Grinding, and Assembly Services.” This scope parallels the one source capabilities we offer the markets we serve today and look to grow in tomorrow.

HFW strives for continual improvement in the service and product quality we offer. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 registration is one of many ways we bring more value to our customers each day.

For a .pdf copy of our certification, you may click the link above or visit the Quality page of our website to download.

Expanded CNC Machining Capabilities

February 6th, 2011

Over the last two years, HFW has greatly expanded its CNC machining capabilities – from the addition of new state-of-the-art machinery to a team of highly skilled CNC specialists. Known for many years for high quality machining of mostly larger parts, we’ve grown to include CNC machining of a wider range of sizes, while still maintaining our industry leading reputation for quality.

Our CNC Machining capabilites include:

  • Turning to 40″ diameter x 200″ centers
  • Horizontal Boring Mill- 55″ x 67″ Rotary Table X=78″ Y=59″ Z=57″ 60 Tools
  • Horizontal Machining Center- 30″ x 80″ Table with 30″ Built In Rotary Table
  • Vertical Machining Centers- To 25″ x 60″ Table
  • Rotary Tables & Indexing Heads

Contact us today to learn more: 716.875.3380

Welcome to HFW Industries’ New Website

December 10th, 2010

HFW Industries is happy to announce the launch of our new website!

So that HFW can continually improve upon our customer service, our new site has several resources that provide up-to-date and relevant technical information to help our customers solve potential uptime concerns and ensure their supply chain is optimized through our one source service.

Visit our Technical Data Sheets, and Case Studies pages. These pages will be continually updated to show how we help our customers every day.

We encourage you to sign up for our HFW Newsletter and check our blog for updates on our company, new processes, recent applications, and how we are working to help our customers in new ways.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and comments.