Characteristics of Thermal Spray:
Definition of Thermal Spray: Thermal Spray is defined as:
Group of processes where a material is heated (electric or combustion), atomized, and propelled unto a prepared substrate forming a functional coating.
What is Thermal Spray?
Thermal Spray is a group of industrial coating processes. Thermal spray uses a heat source (combustion or electrical;) to heat up a coating material in a (powder or wire form). The heat source melts the power/ wire into tiny droplets (atomized) and sprays the material onto surface to form a coating. See the diagram
There are several "Thermal Spray" processes:
Thermal sprayed coatings are typically sprayed onto metal substrates, but can also be applied to some plastic substrates. Thermal sprayed coatings uniquely enhance and improve the performance of the component
Thermal Sprayed Coatings
Reduce Cost Through Thermal Sprayed Coatings:
Typical Applications for Thermal Spray
Power Generation Equipment:
Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Steel, Mining, Chrome Replacement