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Progressive Surface has been a leader and innovator in thermal spray systems for over 30 years. Our unique combination of system engineering expertise, leading edge process development, and lifetime support, allow us to provide customers with the right solution to their processing needs. Progressive's innovations include closed loop process control, closed loop powder feeders, customized robot integration, 100HE™ high enthalpy plasma torch, and LiquifeederHE™ for the latest in suspension and solution plasma spray processing.

At Progressive, we combine system engineering expertise, leading-edge process development, lifetime support, and our Procise Process™ to custom design and build each thermal spray system to meet the customer's unique application needs.


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Thermal spraying controller

Progressive Surface's CITS (Computer Integrated Thermal Spray) Pro™ system provides unmatched closed loop process control, versatility, security, and data logging in a flexible, modular system.

Every customized CITS Pro™ system delivers precision control of one or multiple thermal spray processes, for reproducible coating of even the most complex parts.

Progressive Surface - CITS Pro software

Progressive Surface - CITS Pro software - LiquifeederHE setup screen
Progressive Surface - CITS Pro software - Preventative Maintenance screen

Surface prep

Progressive Surface grit blasting systems prepare parts for thermal spray processing.

Progressive Surface - thermal spray surface prep - grit blasting


Coating removal

Progressive Surface waterjet cleaning systems remove difficult coatings and debris.

Progressive Surface - thermal spray coating removal - waterjet cleaning


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What is thermal spraying?

Thermal spraying is a group of coating processes in which metallic and non-metallic materials are deposited in a molten or semi-molten condition to form a coating. Coating materials include metals, alloys, carbides, ceramics, plastics, cermets, composites and blended materials.

These coatings are used in a variety of applications, including:

  • abradable and clearance control coatings
  • atmospheric corrosion control
  • high temperature oxidation and corrosion control
  • electric resistance and conductivity net- and near-net shaped component manufacturing
  • abrasive, anti-fretting, and erosion wear resistance
  • thermal barrier coatings

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