An Automatic High Velocity Arc Spraying System


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A new automatic high velocity arc spraying system was developed. The system was consisted of five units, i.e. central control unit, operating machine, positioner, touching screen and high velocity arc spraying equipment. The central control unit is controlled by a program, controlling other four units. Spraying parameters could be input and modified on the touching screen during spraying. The moving of spraying gun was carried out by motion arm of the operating machine. The rotational velocity and angle of components to be sprayed was controlled by positioner. The spraying process for a cylinder body of automobile engine with the system was introduced in detail. The auto and manual arc spraying have been used to fabricate coating. The microstructure of the coatings prepared by the two spraying processing was analyzed. The result shows that the auto sprayed coating has a more uniform and compact structure than that of the manual sprayed coating.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 373-374)

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M.K. Lei, X.P. Zhu, K.W. Xu and B.S. Xu




J. Y. Bai et al., "An Automatic High Velocity Arc Spraying System", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 373-374, pp. 89-92, 2008

Online since:

March 2008




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