Thermal Metal Spray coatings (also known as Metal Spray Coatings) are suitable for use across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, power generation, transport, oil and gas and chemical processing among many others. The various application systems, methods and techniques employed within the Metal Spray Coating process brings added value and affords protection for critical components from the effects of abrasion, erosion, corrosion, fatigue, temperature, oxidation and more.
What Is Metal Spray Coating?
Thermal spray (or Metal Spray Coating) is the term commonly used for a process that utilises heat to turn metallic and non-metallic materials (forms are typically powder or wire) into a molten or semi-molten state, which is then projected (sprayed) onto a components’ surface.
Upon impact with the part, the sprayed molten particles ‘flatten’ and cool on the component surface with sufficient force to adhere, creating a reliable bond. Subsequent repetition of this process realises a coating of increasing thickness up to the desired / required specification.
The new coating is then ready and suitable for subsequent operations as may be required, e.g. Machining, Grinding, Polishing, subsequent surface treatment (eg. Alphatek Fluoropolymer) etc.
Benefits of Alphatek Thermal Metal Spray Coating Solutions
The key benefits of using Alphatek Thermal Metal Spray Coating Solutions include:
- Thermal Spray applied coatings provide added application performance.
- Are economical and cost effective.
- Provide engineers with enormous flexibility of design and can be used on complex geometries.
- Save money & maximise customer profits by extending component life and minimising downtime for maintenance.