Bodycote plc (Bodycote) is a specialized plasma spray, high velocity oxy fuel (HVOF) and thermally formed ceramic treatments. It operates in two areas: the Aerospace, Defense and Energy (ADE) business, which serves the aerospace, defense, power generation and oil & gas industries, and the Automotive and General Industrial (AGI) business, which serves sectors, including automotive, construction, agriculture, medical and transportation. Its treatment services consist of technologies: heat treatment and metal joining, hot isostatic pressing (HIP) and surface technology. Heat treatments are controlled processes used to alter the microstructure of materials, such as metals and alloys. HIP combines very high temperature with inert gas under very high pressure. In April 2012, Curtiss-Wright Corporation sold its heat treating business to Bodycote. In October 2012, the Company acquired the business of Carolina Commercial Heat Treating from Bluewater Thermal Solutions LLC.