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New Hi-Tech Coatings:
Boron Carbide (B4C)
Silicon Carbide (SiC)
Boron Nitride (BN)
Silicon Nitride (Si3N4)
Titanium nitride (TiN)
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Nevada Thermal Spray Tech.
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Thermal spray coatings are
used in over 50 industries
Thermal Spray Defined
Thermal spray is a generic term for a versatile group of processes for depositing metallic and nonmetallic coatings. These processes include flame and HVOF (combustion), plasma, electric arc, and nozzle aspirated. Probably the most outstanding feature of thermal spray coatings is their diverse applicability, due to an almost unlimited materials selection that can be applied to practically any substrate. A typical coating microtructure is illustrated in Figure 1.
Coating materials include all types and combinations of ceramics, carbides, metals, composites, and plastics available in powder, wire, or rod form. Thermal spray coatings are used to improve the overall performance characteristics and extend the service life of industrial components, and also help meet design requirements for original equipment manufacturers. Figure 2 illustrates an industial component coated with a corrosion mitigation coating.
The number of applications for the thermal spray processes is rapidly increasing, and the coatings are widely used in over 46 industries including the aircraft, aerospace, chemical, electronics, and transportation industries for many varied applications.
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Figure 1. Coating microstructure: Ni-Al bondcoat, Al top coat
Figure 2. Industrial housing coated for corrosion prevention
Thermal spray applications: military and nuclear