Performance Coatings – Thermal Spray.

Kondex understands today’s competitive business environment demands options for increasing the performance of the equipment you design and build. And we’re proud to offer Thermal Spray – a cost-effective means to enhance the strength of substrates or repair worn components.

Thermal Spray is a generic term for a group of coating processes used to apply metallic or non-metallic based surface coatings onto a metallic substrate. The coating material, which may be in the form of powder or wire, is heated to a molten or semi-molten state while being introduced to a heat source and this “spray” is deposited onto the substrate, adding critical strength and durability with little-to-no thermal distortion.

While most thermal spray operations are designed to handle small lot sizes or low volume parts, Kondex’s system has been designed with high production levels in mind.

Whatever your wear challenge, allow us to provide a solution that’s precise for you.


Thermal spray enhances the surface of many materials in numerous applications such as:

  • Corrosion protection
  • Electrical insulation
  • Wear control

Enjoy cost savings by adding thermal spray to less expensive substrate materials. Typical metal hardening processes and heat treatments can be applied to thermally sprayed parts for added strength and durability and most thermally sprayed parts can be machined or ground if size and shape are critical.

Thermal sprayed parts fit into existing holders, structures and systems with minimal-to-no changes. In most cases, damaged or worn coatings can be stripped and reprocessed without changing part properties or dimensions. Thermal spray ensures an extended lifespan and reduced downtime and replacement costs.


Thermal spray benefits parts of all types including:

  • Extreme wear surfaces
  • Cutting edge retention
  • Knife edges, blades and high wear cutting components of all kinds
  • Parts in highly abrasive conditions
  • Part-to-part sliding wear

Or, add thermal spray to existing parts to create an enhanced version.

Kondex provides unique solutions for each industry including:

  • Agriculture Implements
  • Commercial Lawn & Turf
  • Forestry
  • Construction
  • Bio Energy Production

Why Kondex?

Kondex strives to deliver superior life-extending custom solutions. The Thermal Spray process is incredibly versatile, providing several coating options and special “recipes” to fix the exact problem you are trying to tackle. While most thermal spray options are designed to handle small lot sizes or low volume parts, Kondex’s system has been designed with high production levels in mind.

Our flexibility provides you with better lead times, better response times, and the ability to bundle with other packages and services all of which make us your quality partner from start to finish.


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