who we are

We are a UK based company founded in 1969 that uses patented hardfacing technology to provide products and services worldwide. Our aim is to reduce downtime costs and to increase productivity by solving issues associated with abrasion, erosion and corrosion in the fields of mineral processing and materials handling.

Our team has an unrivalled wealth of experience in the industry. We are proud to say that more than 50% of our employees have over 25 years of continual service. David, the longest serving of our WR Ltd family has been with us for over 50 years.

We offer a friendly and flexible service and will always do our best to meet your requirements.


Please send all enquiries to info@wearresistance.com

We have data sheets available upon request.


Patented Hardfacing Technology

We are committed to providing a solution to problems associated with abrasion, erosion and corrosion. Our unique method to hardfacing offers excellent, quality results leading our global clients to come back to us time and time again.

Click Here for an informative comparison between different hard metal overlay processes.


In-House Design

We are equipped with AutoCAD facilities, allowing us to offer a tailored design and manufacturing service for many types of equipment as well as the supply and fitting of hardfaced components.

Unique Integral Countersunk Bolt Fixing

This feature, developed by us, allows countersunk bolts to be inserted into the wear plate before application of the hardfacing. This provides essential security fixings which overall prevents preferential wear over the bolt heads, a common problem with other fixing methods.

Click Here for a more in depth discussion on Wear Plate fastening methods, and Here for sketches.

Comprehensive Workshop Facility

We have extensive new build manufacturing capabilities and specialist refurbishment capacity in our 20,000 sq ft workshop.

Quality Control

As an ISO 9000 company we ensure all of our materials and components are tested in-house so we can maintain consistent quality.

Bespoke Formulation

We manufacture our own range of Tungsten Carbide and Chromium Carbide consumables, ensuring consistency of quality and the ability to adapt our formulation to suit individual applications and customers specifications when required.

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Our Featured projects

Fabricated Lobster Back Pipe End

We recently supplied a 2m internal diameter fabricated lobster back pipe end to a customer in the dredging industry. They were experiencing excessive wear, and working with them we redesigned the pipe end to incorporate 43 hardfaced tiles to protect the primary wear areas. Each tile is attached with our integral bolt system and hardfaced with our patented WRST Sintered Tungsten Carbide wear protection, offering the flexibility to replace individual tiles when required.

Paddle Feeder Arms

Recently we manufactured six full supply 11ft 6″ Paddle Feeder Arms for the steel industry. We Hard surfaced them with our patented Grade WRST Sintered Tungsten Carbide on the primary wear areas and Complex Chromium Carbide deposits elsewhere.

Vibrating Screen Deck Mats

One of our latest big projects is a set of 8.5m x 3.5m Vibrating Screen Deck Mats. These have been hardfaced with Chrome Carbide hardfacing.

120° Conical Chute Liner

Last year we manufactured a 120° Conical Chute Liner. It’s 1500mm long 1016/1148 Ø and hardfaced internally with 5mm WRST Tungsten Carbide overlay.

Dredger Wearing Ring

We have manufactured a Wearing Ring for a Cutter Suction Dredger. We have used our patented method to hardface the ring with WRST Tungsten Carbide overlay.

Hardsurfaced Rollers

We have hardsurfaced many types of Rollers with diameters ranging from 40mm to 450mm. For more information about our rollers and other projects click Here

Get in touch!

Wear Resistance Ltd

331 Petre Street

Sheffield S4 8LJ