HTS Coatings applies many types of thermal spray processes; and many factors determine which solution is the best for each project. Thermal spray can be used for the repair and overhaul of damaged components or for preventative wear resistance and corrosion management.
What is Thermal Spray?
Thermal spray is an industrial coating process that heats or melts metallic or ceramic materials and deposits them onto a surface. It is used for surface enhancement or surface remanufacture.
How Does Thermal Spray Work?
Thermal spray uses heat, depending upon the metallurgical properties of the coating material, and various carrier gases, depending upon the thermal spray process. Each process has different benefits as the result of these temperatures and process characteristics.
A thermal spray process should be carefully selected depending upon the desired coating characteristics such as; wear resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal barrier, and many more. Other factors include: size and shape, substrate material and the operating environment of the component. Each spray process has strengths and application limits. Explore our processes for yourself or contact a member of our HTS Coatings team to find your best solution.