Thermal Spray Fundamentals: From Powder to Part

Hardcover | January 25, 2014

byPierre L. Fauchais, Joachim V.R. Heberlein, Maher Boulos

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Thermal spray describes a group of processes in which finely divided metallic or nonmetallic materials are deposited in a molten or semi-molten state on a prepared surface. The heat source is a combustion flame, a plasma jet, an r.f. inductively coupled discharge, or an arc struck between two consumable wires. Historically a surfacing technology, thermal spray has moved from a coating to a material processing technology.Thermal Spray Processes have seen a steady growth in the number of industrial applications and is now used on a daily basis. Some of the most typical applications include:Environmental and thermal barrier coatings for the protection of gas turbine components.Coatings on medical implants promoting bone growth while providing biocompatible surfaces.Wear and/or corrosion resistant coatings on engineering structures or automobiles and heavy duty mining machinery.The aerospace and power generation industries are now dependent on thermal spray technology.

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Thermal spray describes a group of processes in which finely divided metallic or nonmetallic materials are deposited in a molten or semi-molten state on a prepared surface. The heat source is a combustion flame, a plasma jet, an r.f. inductively coupled discharge, or an arc struck between two consumable wires. Historically a surfacing ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:950 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:January 25, 2014Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387283196

ISBN - 13:9780387283197

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Table of Contents

Overview of thermal spray.- Basic concepts of combustion and thermal plasma.- Flame or plasma - partivcle interactions.- Combustion spraying systems.- Cold spray.- D.C. plasma spraying.- R.F. induction plasma spraying.- Wire arc spraying.- Plasma transferred arc depositon (PTA).- Nano- or finely-structured coatings.- Conventional deposit formation.- Surface preparation.- Process diagnostics and on-line control.- Coating characterizations.- Powder, wire and rods production and characteristics.- Process integration.- Industrial applications of thermal spraying technology.