Our Aerospace & Defence Technology Platforms
Cirrus Paint-free Colour™
Cirrus Paint-free Colour™ is a disruptive new coating system for light metal alloys and 3D- printed components.
Avoiding the emissions challenges with paint allows sustainability targets to be met.
Cirrus Paint-free Colour™ for aluminium is 75% thinner, lighter and 5x more energy efficient to apply than paint.
Nanocomposite coatings are known for improved mechanical performance and reduced porosity. Cirrus Dopant™ is process drop-in additive that introduces a ceramic phase secondary particle to a plating bath. No powder-mixing is required, nor handling of nano-particle materials. The stable nanoparticles uniformly co-deposit into the developing metal coating as it is created producing a true nanocomposite coating.
Cirrus Mag Defender™
Mag Defender™ improves the corrosion resistance and durability of Mg alloys with a sustainable, low cost advanced surface coating.
Mag Defender™ is a disruptive coating technology that can eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, reduce the energy and raw materials required to apply coatings as well as reduce the complexity involved.
Until recently, the wider use of Mg alloys has been limited by their susceptibility to corrosion.
The growing interest in using light-weight alloys in aerospace to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, means there is a demand for advanced new protective surface coatings.
Cirrus Performance Solutions
For 3D-printed part manufacturers looking for a sustainable, cost effective and customizable finish, Cirrus enables a simple, in-house solution.
The Cirrus CPα system aims to provide an in-house, end of line product finishing solution that provides a simple platform to deliver surface finishing for additive manufacturing.