Valence Surface Technologies, an independent surface treatment company, now offers titanium and hardmetal processing at its 10 facilities located in the United States.

Recently, several Valence facilities have improved their hard metal service offerings for the aerospace and defense industries.

‘As titanium content has increased on aerospace programs, our customers have asked for added capacity and redundancy of capabilities across the country, and Valence has responded,’ said Valence CEO Tracy Glende.

Valence’s titanium and hardmetal processes currently include: titanium etch/pickle, passivate, phosphate fluoride, alpha case removal, high-temperature stress relieve, sol gel, abrasive blast, shot peen, zinc spray, penetrant inspection, mag particle inspection and primer and topcoat.

This story is reprinted from material from  Valence Surface Technologies, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.