Thermal spraying is a process in which metal and non-metallic materials are deposited in a molten or semi- molten substrate surface, regardless of its geometric shape, providing properties that would not otherwise . Since many metals, alloys, carbides, ceramics, plastics, elements and combinations can be applied in the process, its potential is almost unlimited.
Manufacturers can improve the characteristics of the parts; reducing costs associated with using coatings lengthen his life, used in the manufacture of less expensive base material. The pieces can be highlighted by the unique features of the process of thermal spraying.
Industry can recover worn and corroded parts by thermal spraying process, which would otherwise be discarded. Parts can regain its specification again and again, allowing considerable savings over time.
Although high temperatures are necessary to melt the material before spraying the part to be coated is subjected to very little heat, less than 149 ° C (350 ° F), allowing it to work with a wide variety of substrates without suffering any alteration.
Virtually a variety of industrial components can benefit the advantages of thermal spray processes.
Diesel engines, marine, auto-transport vehicle off-highway equipment (mining - construction), fisheries, agriculture, valves, generation, turbines (gas and steam), refining and petrochemical, oil and gas drilling (land, sea) paper and pulp, printing, textile, glass, plastic, semiconductor, steel, other industrial components, on-site services, special welding.