Specialists in Material Surface Treatments
We offer a range of specialist metal and material surface treatments, protective coatings, and processes for key industries
65+ worldwide facilities and on-site field teams
Reducing turn around times and costs, we improve the strength of critical components
2500+ Industry & OEM Approvals
We offer an extensive list of industry approvals ranging from aerospace through to medical device manufacturing and processing

surface treatment and metal improvement
by curtiss-wright surface technologies

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) is a global provider of highly engineered surface treatments, metal improvement, and analytical services that help prevent premature failures, including fatigue, corrosion, wear, galling, and fretting enabling designs to achieve their maximum potential.

A  surface treatment and metal improvement company with 70+ years of experience and a network of 65 facilities in 16 countries, we offer a diverse range of quality metal surface treatments, including shot peening, laser peening, engineered coatings, and material testing and analysis. Our proven metal surface treatments meet industry demands for lighter materials and improved performance and life extension in key markets such as aerospace, chemical, automotive, energy, medical, and general engineering.

Building on the unique heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies has a long tradition of providing innovative metal improvement solutions and building solid and trusted customer relationships.


Metal Improvement
Shot Peening

Shot Peening - Metal Improvement - CWST
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (“CWST”) is an industry leader in shot peening, a cold working process in which small spherical media called shot bombard the surface of a part. Let us connect you with the best local facility for all of your onsite or in house shot peening needs.

Metal Improvement
Laser Peening

Laser Peening - Metal Improvement - CWST
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies operates laser peening facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom. For large stationary parts, our Mobile Laser Peening Facility enables application of the laser peening technology at the customer’s site.

Surface Treatment
Engineered Coatings

Engineered coating - Surface Treatment - CWST
We can help you select the right metal surface treatment engineered coatings to meet your design challenges, lower the cost of ownership or enhance the performance of your products. Selection of the proper coating can enable the use of less expensive metals, improve part wear life and reduce maintenance costs.

Surface Treatment
Material Testing & Analysis

Material testing and analysis - Surface Treatments - CWST
Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies currently offers independent laboratory testing services through our IMR Test Labs subsidiary. Materials Testing and Analytical Services aid in the raw material selection and validation processes during the design phase for a component.


Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies was formed as part of the ‘One Curtiss-Wright’ initiative to drive industry expertise and innovation and is the group name for key industry leaders in controlled metal surface treatments; all trusted experts in their field: 

  • Metal Improvement Company 
  • Component Coating and Repair Services 
  • Bolt’s Metallizing 
  • E/M Coating Services 
  • Everlube Products 
  • FW Gartner Thermal Spraying 
  • Para Tech Coating 
  • IMR Test Labs 
  • Ytstruktur Arboga AB 

Surface Technologies is a Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a global metal surface treatment company that delivers highly innovative, engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.


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