Dr Max Ulrich Schoop (pictured above) pioneered metal spraying in the early 1900’s when he, whilst firing pellets out of a toy cannon he had bought for his young son, discovered that molten lead and zinc would stick to almost any surface.
Metal Spray is the process where molten metal is applied to a substrate to enhance its properties (hardness, anti-corrosion, wear, dielectric, restoring dimensions etc.).
No solvents or chemicals are used.
The metal/thermal spray process is a coating procedure used to change the surface properties of a part by adding a layer(s) of material to increase many factors:
- Wear resistance
- Increase or decrease in friction
- Increase of corrosion protection
- Change electrical properties
- Replacing worn or damaged material
The materials used in this coating procedure can be:
Substrate materials include:
- Carbon Fibre