Metal Coating and Joining Technology Showcased in Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine

"Reverse Machining" Technology, developed by Schultz-Creehan LLC, is profiled.

Blacksburg, VA, September 16, 2009 --( Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine reported on Schultz-Creehan LLC’s metal coating and joining method that provides superior bond strength. The article titled “Reverse Machining” focuses on Schultz-Creehan’s ability to repair high-value metal parts for the Navy which cannot be repaired by traditional means such as welding.

The magazine reports on the development of “this process for the Office of Naval Research, focusing on depositing aluminum alloy coatings onto aluminum alloy substrates because the Navy is interested in lightening ships and vehicles.” The additional benefits of the Frictioncoat technology is “the coating’s bond strength is equivalent to that of the base metal” and “there is a near zero porosity and the lack of oxide content allows the coating to be machined.” Schultz-Creehan is able to master specialized materials science and industrial engineering services as a result of its knowledgeable engineering team and cutting edge equipment.

Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine publishes information to help manufacturing professionals with productivity in machining operations. The magazine is the only monthly publication exclusively focusing on these subject areas and providing editorials highlighting all aspects of the machining process.

About Schultz-Creehan LLC: Schultz-Creehan is a high-tech engineering firm focusing on the research and development of innovative solutions for industry. Schultz-Creehan addresses complex product development challenges through expertise in materials science and industrial engineering. With offices and lab facilities in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schultz-Creehan develops and manufactures products and processes to serve clients in the aerospace, defense, medical device and industrial markets for customers including Northrop Grumman, L-3, and the Office of Naval Research.

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