Technology

The leading edge
of PVD

Exposing gas turbine engines to erosive and corrosive environments is extremely damaging to the engines compressor section—leading to a decrease in overall engine efficiency and performance and expensive maintenance costs.

As pioneers in PVD coating technology, we continue to innovate ways to protect gas turbine engines. Our OEM-approved coatings protect airfoils against particle erosion, corrosion, and fluid erosion during engine operation.

AHS International Harry T. Jensen Award

FAA Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program

R&D Magazine 100 most technologically significant products introduced in 2013

Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

Award Winning

Our experience and commitment to innovation is recognized

Between the millions of airfoils we have coated, industry recognition and field-proven success—we have earned our reputation as the leader in aerospace coating technology.

At the forefront of innovation

Our nanostructured PVD coatings are recognized as the highest industry standard. The coating technology has saved customers well over $1 billion in maintenance, parts replacements, operational and fuel costs.

Our Products

Meticoulsly designed and field proven, BlackGold® provides signification and erosion protection and corrosion protection.

Our Products

For over 20 years, this award-winning coating has successfully operated and saved customers over $1 billion in maintenance, part replacement, repairs and fuel costs.

Our Products

MEERER™ is the new standard for hydraulically smooth surfaces that enhances engine performance. Combine MEERER™ with BlackGold® for long lasting surface finish retention.

Advantages
  • Customer focused

    Delivering unique solutions for our customers everyday, our team brings technical competency and forward-thinking in designing and manufacturing coatings. Our customers demand the highest in aerospace quality standards, and we deliver.

  • Superior quality

    Our highly skilled team continuously innovates coating technology and processes to meet the strictest Aerospace and OEM quality standards including NADCAP and AS9100. Our record speaks for itself—we've successfully delivered millions of coated compressor airfoils to our customers.

  • On-time delivery

    Our state-of-the-art equipment and streamlined processes ensures quick turnarounds and on-time delivery.

Comparison of uncoated and ER-7™ coated airfoils

Protection in the harshest environments

Our technology protects your compressor airfoils from particle erosion, fluid erosion and corrosion. We have supplied over 5 Million airfoils to our customers who have realized many operational benefits.

BlackGold® coated CFM56 compressor

Protection for all lines of duty

For decades, we have developed and applied OEM certified protective coating for gas turbine engines used in commercial aviation, military, and industrial sectors.

MDS Coating
Facilities

State-of-the-art equipment and facilities

Our industry-leading protective coating systems are developed at one of our R&D and Rapid Prototyping Centres.

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