Although the technique of thermal spraying is relatively unknown, it has existed for more than a century. Max Ulrich Schoop of Switzerland filed his first patent application in 1882 for a technique which melted wires in a modified ‘gun’.
Since then the development of diverse spraying techniques has passed through many phases, a development in which we have been involved for more than four decades.
We would be more than happy to share our experience with you, and to change your idea of thermal spraying from an unknown phenomenon to a new experience.
Thermal spraying: the strongest link
In thermal spraying energy is used to bring a material for spraying, in wire of powder form, close to melting point and then atomize it. The melted particles are then sprayed by means of compressed air or detonation in the direction of the workpiece, which is provided as a result with a highly durable, wear-resistant, metallic, ceramic or hard-metal coating.
Machine components which are susceptible to wear, corrosion or chemical influences will last many times longer as a result. A dimensional correction can also be made with a thermally sprayed coating, so we can restore your component with very high precision to its original specification.
Thermal spraying moreover provides for a considerable improvement in the surface quality of the treated component. A thermally sprayed process roller will for instance minimize the risk of damage to your products. Whether in the steel industry, the chemical industry or the paper industry, components treated by us form the strongest link in the chain.
Our thermal spraying processes:
- Autogenic (metallic coatings for dimensional correction or corrosion protection)
- Plasma (ceramic coatings for enhancing corrosion resistance and wear resistance)
- Electric wire spraying (repair, zero layers)
- HP HVOF (carbide coatings to improve wear resistance)