The coating material, in the form of powder
or wire, while brought to a melting point, is blown
by a gas flow onto the substrate, forming a deposit
instantly cooling off, and thus creating a more
desirable, customer-tailored surface.
During the entire process, the temperature of the
substrate remains below 200°C, thus avoiding any
damage or metallurgical changes of the substrate.
A wide range of pure metal, alloy, carbide, oxide,
ceramic and cermet coatings are applied to metallic
and non-metallic substrates - integrating the desirable
properties of one material to those of the other.
Other unique features of the process : a multi-layer
coating of different coating materials can create
a surface with special physical properties; the
thermal coating can be applied to one specific area
of the part, e.g. the area most subject to deterioration.
Note: This process is not harmful to the environment,
unlike other coating processes, such as e.g. chrome
plating (see EPA & EC recommendations); also, thermal
coatings resist much higher temperatures than chrome