Thermal Spray Techniques

Metalizing Wire Spray Guns

Direct replacements and parts for Metco 11E, 12E, 14E and 5K Combustion Wire Guns. Plasma Powders Systems, Inc. supplies and repairs direct replacements for Metco 11E, 12E, 14E and 5K Wire guns. We supply replacement parts (OEM if desired/available) to keep older or discontinued equipment in top condition. We provide complete repair and diagnostic services […]

Manipulators

Manipulators Many manipulator configurations have been used in thermal spray. Plasma Powders & Systems, Inc. offers an eight-part series of articles about manipulators, taking an in-depth look at the manipulation systems and applications used in the thermal spray industry. Which manipulation system is best for your shop or specific application? These articles are primarily oriented […]

EXCELlence in Robot Programming for Coating Applications

EXCELlence in Robot Programming for Coating Applications Thermal Spray Article: EXCELlence in Robot Programming for Coating Applications. How Microsoft Excel® 2003 software can be used as an aid for off-line development of a robot program for coating applications. Thermal Spray Techniques EXCELlence in Robot Programming for Coating Applications D. R. Moody Control Systems Consultant to […]

Adding “Introduction to Thermal Spray” to the Welding Curriculum

Adding “Introduction to Thermal Spray” to the Welding Curriculum There are many commonalities between the welding and thermal spray industries. It is recommended that an “Introduction to Thermal Spray” be added to the curriculum of any “Introduction to Welding” classes. As an educator or a student, be certain that thermal spray is now included in […]

Thermal Spray in Art and Architecture

Thermal Spray in Art and Architecture The purpose of this article is to introduce readers to the use of thermal spray technology in the creation and conservation of art and architecture. Several examples of existing artistic and architectural projects will be presented and analyzed as to the thermal spray methods used in the development of […]

Thermal Spray Process

Thermal Spray Wins as a Green Technology

Thermal Spray in the Fabrication Process “Thermal Spray in the Fabrication Process” addresses standard Thermal Spray Processes now available to the fabricator and a basic procedure for starting a thermal spray operation. Using a well-structured analysis, a fabricator should be able to prove the benefits of introducing thermal spray into their operations and be confident […]

Thermal Spray, Putting a Face on 3D Printing

Thermal Spray, Putting a Face on 3D Printing Consider thermal spray as a friend of 3D manufacturing. 3D printing operations might consider adding thermal spray to their 3D printing capabilities. Thermal spray job shops might contact 3D operations and offer to produce a trial coating at a reduced, introductory price. You might find many new […]

A Look At Hard Chrome Replacement

A Look At Hard Chrome Replacement There is a global interest in seeking a replacement to Hard Chrome Plating. Tungsten carbide (WC), cobalt (Co) and WC-Co-Cr coatings, thermally sprayed by the HVOF (high velocity oxy-fuel) process, have emerged as the likely replacements. Thermal Spray Processes A Look At Hard Chrome Replacement by By Terry Khaled, […]

Thermal Spray in the Fabrication Process

Thermal Spray in the Fabrication Process “Thermal Spray in the Fabrication Process” addresses standard Thermal Spray Processes now available to the fabricator and a basic procedure for starting a thermal spray operation. Using a well-structured analysis, a fabricator should be able to prove the benefits of introducing thermal spray into their operations and be confident […]

Hard Chrome Alternative for Overhaul Operations

Hard Chrome Alternative for Overhaul Operations Traditionally, chrome plating has been a process often contracted to specialty shops using an electroplating process carried out under strict OSHA controls. Today, many overhaul shops have been able to bring chrome equivalent repair work in house using High Velocity Oxy/Fuel (HVOF) coating technology. This article covers the benefits […]

Thermal Spray Knowledge and Education

Art, Architecture and Thermal Spray, Thermal Spray Book by Plasma Powders, Thermal Spray Art, Thermal Spray Architecture

Request Your Free Copy 732-431-0992 What: Announcing the publication of the book titled “Art, Architecture and Thermal Spray” and the launch of an accompanying campaign to promote the use of thermal spray in art, architecture and conservation. Who: Peter Foy, President of Plasma Powders & Systems, Inc., commissioned and published the book. Plasma Powders & […]

Adding “Introduction to Thermal Spray” to the Welding Curriculum Copy

Adding “Introduction to Thermal Spray” to the Welding Curriculum There are many commonalities between the welding and thermal spray industries. It is recommended that an “Introduction to Thermal Spray” be added to the curriculum of any “Introduction to Welding” classes. As an educator or a student, be certain that thermal spray is now included in […]

The Importance of What’s Not There

Porosity Porosity is a normal feature of thermal spray processes. There are some special issues with porosity in thermal spray coatings. This article explains how porosity is accounted for in thermal spray applications. Thermal Spray Knowledge & Education The Importance of What’s Not There: Porosity A fabricator new to thermal spray will have to consider […]

Thermal Spray Basics

Thermal Spray Basics Although thermal spray may not be a familiar process, we benefit from this technology on a regular basis. Examples of thermal spray products that we benefit from in our everyday lives are the non-slip surface in bathtubs and the Teflon coating in our cookware. Thermal spray is also associated with transportation, the […]

Training & Certification

Thermal Spray Training and Certification

Training and Certification Plasma Powders & Systems, a leader in the thermal spray industry, offers Training and Certification information for thermal spray application certification courses and thermal spray equipment training and certification classes. Training and Certification Adding “Introduction to Thermal Spray” to the Welding Curriculum It is recommended that an “Introduction to Thermal Spray” be […]