Thermal Spraying of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Surfaces
Thermal spraying is one of the most variable and diverse surface coating techniques concerning materials to be processed as well as possible geometries to be coated. The group of thermal spray processes covers a large parameter field to combine nearly each coating with each base material. Thermally sprayed coatings can be applied very evenly and therefore allow to be applied on final-shaped components. Otherwise, if further treatment or finishing is necessary, thermal spray coatings can be processed by grinding or even milling. Masking during the coating process permits the selective coating of specific surface parts or the application of required geometrically structures, e. q. conductor structures. The main application field of thermal spray coatings is the (combined) wear and corrosion protection of selected component parts.
Nahed El Mahallawy and Mingxing Zhang
B. Wielage et al., "Thermal Spraying of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Surfaces", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 384, pp. 75-98, 2008