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Expertise in surface treatment and surface coating

Area of expertise

Metallic materials

traitement de surface

Supporting you in the optimisation of your process


In order to reduce your production costs, comply with costumer specifications while at the same time adhering to health, safety and environmental standards, you would like to:

  • determine the best surface treatment or coating process
  • optimise your manufacturing parameters
  • study the investment of a treatment line
  • maintain or develop your skills
  • characterise your coatings and treatments
  • take into consideration substitution methods in connection with the Reach directive

You would like to develop new solutions

  • Provide you with our expertise and test resources to support you in your optimisation approach
  • Use our pilot line for the development of electrolytic coating processes to test your solutions
  • Carry out measurements and specific analyses of the surfaces and in particular electrochemical measurements (polarisation curve, cyclic voltametrics, impedance measurement),
  • Validate the solutions via corrosion resistance tests (salt spray, climatic cycling) and/or process simulation (Castor Elec 3D)
  • Qualify the selected solutions
  • Carry out an audit or a check of your industrial wet surface treatment line
  • Train your operators in conducting baths
  • Coordinate R&D projects and industrialisation innovative solutions (sol-gel, ionic liquids)
  • Recognised expertise in the field of wet surface treatment
  • Customised support in optimising your process in keeping with regulations
  • Access to efficient test, characterisation and simulation resources
  • A responsive service providing you with a dedicated laboratory
  • Access to the multidisciplinary skills of metallurgical teams to optimise your products and processes
  • Access to R&D work in this area
  • An independent laboratory and a major player in the aerospace, automobile, medical, energy, rail and naval sectors.

Our other services

Simulation of treatment processes

Optimize your thermal and surface treatment costs thanks to simulation

Management of industrial effluents

Regulatory Compliance at optimized Cost

REACH, diagnosis and support

Anticipating to secure your supplies

Innovative substitutions of substances-processes-materials

Substitution, a driver of innovation

The surface to improve performance



Our references

Components surface quality and fatigue

( EDF Septen )

Targeting optimum quality for equipment

( Technidrill)

Optimising for better production performance

( Ferotec)

Enhancing the tribological performance of vehicles

( Groupe PSA)

Surface treatment under scrutiny

( Gauthier Connectique)

Emergency measure of plating thickness

( Thales Avionics SAS)

Getting ahead of REACH

( Parker Hannifin)

Implants that comply with US standards

( Novastep)

Well-qualified medical prostheses

( Oneortho Medical)

Copper plating expertise: a ready-to-use procedure!

( Thales Las France)

Surfaces and treatments

Once the material has been chosen, it is equally important to determine the right treatment to use.
How to guarantee the material's stability, sustainability, quality so that the part or the structure durably fulfils its functions?
Cetim specialists can provide you with answers.

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