Surface treatments

What are surface treatments

Surface treatments are used to improve the surface of a manufactured item. Reasons may be to improve corrosion protection, wear resistance and friction control. Surface treatments typically are removing material, adding material or chemically altering the surface. Surface treatments are widely used in most industries to provide improved surface properties of a component. This database gives short and practical introductions to common surface treatments. Detailed recommendations related to specific alloys are included in the material database. Always talk to an expert before selecting a surface treatment for your application.


Common surface treatments applied for well applications are:

Other common surface treatments are:

Updated: 07.01.2013

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