Specialized Surface Engineering Solutions

Almost every industry today has a need to change the surface properties of metals. For example, surface treatment of metals used to improve hardness for better resistance to damage and wear or for prevention of corrosion. At Apollo, we have the skillset and specialized knowledge to deliver surface finishing of the highest quality for our customers.

Shot Peening

A cost-effective way to increase the fatigue life of components and fabrication, our shot preening solutions also enhance performance. Our shot peening department features four in-line booths and a central in-line rail that allows for non-stop application. In addition to using a variety of steel shot, glass bead and grit blasting sizes, we can adjust shot flow, exposure time and shot properties to match a wide range of requirements for strengthening materials as well as decontamination.

Glass Bead Blasting

Surface condition is the most important factor regarding corrosion protection. An effective method for performing deburring, cleaning, surface preparation, texturizing and finishing, glass bead blasting is used in the final treatment of a new product, as a pre-treatment before chemical processes, as well for renewing older objects. Economical and reliable, this technique also does not damage metal parts or their surfaces during the cleaning process.

Grit blasting

Grit blasting is an environmentally friendly method for preparing a surface to be repainted, resealed or to give it a new lease of life. While other abrasion techniques involve chemicals, gritblasting simply uses sharp particles at high velocity to remove unwanted material from the surface. There is no dust or scaling left behind on your surface. The result is simply a cleaner surface.

Phosphate and Manganese Coating

Used to prevent corrosion and to help avoid galling or scoring of threads, we offer zinc and manganese phosphate coatings for our customers using large chemical plating tanks. To assure results, we employ an immersion process in which the solution reacts chemically with the surface of the part being coated to form extremely thin layers of crystalline phosphates. Thickness for both coatings is 0.0002″–0.0006″.