Nation Coating Systems, America's Leader in Thermal Spray Coatings
High-performance Thermal Spray Coating Solutions using HVOF, Arc Spray, and Plasma Technology.
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Made in USA, 30 years of experience in aerospace, military, power generation, automotive and petrochemicals

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Nation Coating Systems Specializes in Programs Using
Four Major Thermal Spray Technologies:

High velocity oxy / fuel (HVOF) is the most elite thermal spray process


High velocity oxy / fuel is the most elite thermal spray process, providing the highest bond strength and highest coating density. HVOF's high kinetic energy produces coating with virtually zero porosity.

Tungsten carbide blends are the most common HVOF chemistry because they provide maximum hardness, density and adhesion. The leading chrome replacement is a tungsten carbide/cobalt blend, which has long been a Nation Coating Systems specialty. We are experts in the application of HVOF tungsten carbide coatings as replacements for hard chrome.

Plasma is a versatile, high flame temperature process used for sprayable ceramics  


The major advantage of plasma is versatility: its high flame temperature makes it compatible with all sprayable ceramics, as well as most metallic and cermet materials.

Arc Spray thermal coating process  

Arc Spray

This is the most economical of the thermal processes. Nation Coating Systems technicians use arc spray extensively for part restoration because it builds faster and thicker than alternative processes. Thickness tolerances for as-sprayed arc spray coatings are +.002. to +.005, depending on the application.

      Oxy / Fuel thermal spray process  

Oxy / Fuel Thermal Spray

Thermal spray is used exclusively for abradable (sacrificial) coating projects. Abradable coatings preferentially abrade when they contact a mating part. Nation Coating Systems works with numerous abradable coating chemistries, which accommodate different service environments, temperatures, and mating materials.

Nation Coating Systems Offers These Thermal Coating Types:

  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Combinations of the above

Coatings are Applied to Achieve These Objectives:

  • Sealing
  • Impregnation
  • Chemical resistance
  • Thermal barrier
  • Dielectric insulation
  • Conductivity
  • Wear resistance
  • Corrosion protection
  • Hardfacing
  • Release
  • Abradable seal
  • Traction
  • Chrome replacement
  • Increased fatigue strength
  • EMI shielding
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Gall & seizing prevention
  • Hard chrome replacement
  • Shaft / roll restoration – up to 14' BC X 48" diameter
  • Journal repairs / bearings


The most important thing we offer is the ability to identify – or develop – a coating solution that is uniquely and ideally suited to the specific application.

Nation Coating Systems works with product development specialists, production managers who need new parts (or restoration for old ones), metallurgists, engineering companies, maintenance managers who want to solve wear issues – and many others. Quite often, we work with our "customer's customer." Nation Coating customers are our best salesmen. We honor these relationships, are grateful for these many opportunities, and work diligently to help our customers - and their customers - succeed.

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