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Introduction to thermal spray and engineering applications

Thermal spraying is a technology which improves or restores the surface of a solid material. The process can be used to apply coatings to a wide range of materials and components, to provide resistance to: wear, erosion, cavitation, corrosion, abrasion or heat. Thermal spraying is also used to provide electrical conductivity or insulation, lubricity, high [...]

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Anti-corrosive metalspray

Metal or thermal spraying is a technology which protects and greatly extends the life of a wide variety of products in the most hostile environments and in situations where coatings are vital for longevity. The variety of metallised coatings is vast but can be broken down into two main categories. These include finishing coatings, such [...]

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Clever coatings: how metal spraying technology enhances durability

The metal/thermal spray process is a coating process used to change the surface properties of a part by adding a layer or layers of material to increase durability, hardness, increase or reduce friction, increase corrosion protection, change electrical properties or even to replace worn or damaged material. Coating materials can be metallic, ceramic or plastic [...]

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How metal spraying in the automotive industry increases performance

You might not realise this, but metal spraying or thermal spraying is a process that affects our everyday living beyond all recognition. The process is used to change the surface properties of a part by adding a layer or layers of material to increase factors such as durability, hardness, wear resistance. In addition, the process [...]

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Metalspray and the architect: the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

You've heard of the world famous Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, right? It's one of the tallest buildings in the world. What you might not know is that metal spraying played a critical part in its construction. The hotelĀ is situated on an artificial island approx. 300m off Jumeirah Beach, which is connected to the [...]

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To galvanise or metal spray? The same by definition!

The dictionary definition of galvanise is 'to coat (iron or steel) with zinc.' Hot dipped galvanising is a well-established process used to protect steel from corrosion by applying a layer of zinc. Steelwork is immersed briefly in molten zinc with layers, usually of an even thickness, dense and metallurgically bonded to the steel. Thickness is [...]

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Metalspraying used to lower costs and engage growth in agriculture

In the agricultural industry, there's a necessity for cutting, slashing and ploughing, which means equipment and components are subject to abrasive and corrosive conditions. Maintenance is essential, and sadly, the costs can add up. Metal and thermal spray coatings, along with hardfacing, can provide an economical solution for the wear and corrosion of agricultural machinery [...]

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Using metal spraying for anti-corrosive finishing

Metal or thermal spraying is a technology, which protects and greatly extends the life of a wide variety of products in the most hostile environments and in situations where coatings are vital for longevity. The variety of metallised coatings is vast but can be broken down into two main categories. These include finishing coatings, such [...]

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Using silver metal spray coatings in engineering applications

RFI Screening Limited, specialist surface treatment engineers, has opted for Metallisation MK61 flamespray equipment to metal spray a 40 tonne generator rotor with fine silver. The generator rotor, which is a combination of electrical, mechanical and manufacturing components, is regularly exposed to hard mechanical stress and high temperatures, while being subjected to electrical voltage and [...]

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Metallisation protecting offshore oil platforms from corrosion

Metallisation flamespray equipment has been used to protect a BP Clair Ridge offshore oil platform from corrosion. The 168 metre high platform will be installed in the North Sea west of the Shetland Isles, Scotland. Clair Ridge jackets have seven storage tanks, two drill water tanks and a base oil tank, in the Drilling Production [...]

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