The main purpose of surface treatment is to increase the protection against corrosion or wear on different types of parts before their final assembly and commissioning. These operations ensure that the parts concerned comply with applicable regulations and standards in the field. This represents a real advantage for MECAPROTEC Industries' customers who gain in terms of performance and lead-times.

We master all surface treatments that apply to the aeronautical sector: cadmium, phosphate, oxide, anodic, conversion and zinc-nickel coatings. Our expertise is supported by the requisite accreditations and certifications for carrying out our missions.

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Non-destructive testing is an activity that complements surface treatment preparation, which aims to verify substrate conformity. Two methods are employed: penetrant testing and magnetic particle inspection

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The paint application phase is carried out to finalise the surface treatment of a part. In all cases, the paint reinforces the protection of the material it covers and thereby increases its resistance to corrosion. However, paint is not applied uniformly everywhere and certain parts have areas that must be masked and/or where several layers of different paints must be applied. All this means that painting is a complex job.

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Chemically milling is a process for reducing the weight of a titanium or aluminium panel. This weight reduction cannot be done mechanically and requires technology using immersion in high-temperature caustic soda baths.

MECAPROTEC Industries performs chemical milling on aero-structure parts (for exteriors, leading edges) in order to reduce the weight, since this is a crucial issue in the aerospace field.

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Working in partnership with public laboratories (the Carnot CIRIMAT Institute of the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, ELECTRODEP at the University of Barcelona), MECAPROTEC Industries conducts upstream research, which is essential for remaining proactive in terms of more environmentally-friendly chemical solutions.

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MECAPROTEC industries has an employment policy that is systematically linked to on-going occupational training.

Our business areas (surface treatment, aircraft painting, and non-destructive testing) are fields that are frequently absent from university or school curricula.

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