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Harfords: The Present & Future

As an evolving company, Harfords Engine Reconditioning, became 'Harfords Surface Engineering' in the 80's and is now Harfords Surface Technologies. Aware and responsive to the changing market with many international mining and oil and gas companies now having a major presence in Australasia with Perth as a base for operations in the region, Harfords have sought to develop strategic associations with global surface engineering providers.

F.W. Gartner, a global surface engineering technology company, approached Harfords and have now entered into an association. This will greatly enhance Harfords technology base of industry standard processes and procedures as well as the direct influx of laser cladding and Rokide ceramic spray systems.

Technology Driven

As a technology driven company, Harfords implement the best new processes and better ways of doing things defining the technology curve in our sector and remaining the industry leader. Examples of this include these first for Australia and/or W.A.

  • 1987 - Introduction of PTA welding (Plasma Transferred Arc) into W.A
  • 1992 - Introduction HVOF Thermal Spray
  • 2000 - Electro-Chemical Metallising into W.A.
  • 2003 - AC-HVAF Intelli-jet
  • 2006 - HV Arc Spray
  • Present - We are now adding Robotically applied Laser Cladding and RokideĀ® processes, again moving the goal post on the competition.

The need for a full service company in Perth requires having both the laser cladding system and the experience to use it with confidence with field proven applications. By working with F.W. Gartner we have leapfrogged to the position of a company with many years experience with laser cladding applications. We are also using the same laser setup as the proven technology used for years in Houston, TX by F.W. Gartner.

Our association gives us access to the resources of F.W. Gartner including the ability to develop custom solutions requiring parameter development and qualification to international standards.

Today & Tommorrow

Now, Harfords delivers the best services range within existing technologies.

As for the future, who can accurately predict what processes we will be using in the decades ahead, but, Harfords will be there, leading the way in R & D determination and implementation, to offer our clients only the best of services.

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