The Metal Spray Process involves heating of the material to be applied and projecting it onto the substrate no solvents or chemicals are used.
The process has been used in every conceivable industry including Aerospace, Automotive, Biomedical, Agriculture, Space travel, Power Generation, Construction, Mining and so on. 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 Metal Spray Process involves heating of the material to be applied and projecting it onto the substrate no solvents or chemicals are used.
Dr Max Ulrich Schoop (pictured above) pioneered metal spraying in the early 1900’s when he discovered molten lead and zinc would stick to almost any surface when firing pellets out of a toy cannon he had bought as a gift for his young son !!!!
The materials use in this coating procedure can be:
Substrate materials include:
- Carbon fibre