Thermal metal spraying, also referred to as thermal spray or metalizing, is a process where molten or semi-molten materials are propelled towards a substrate and deposited on the surface to create a coating that enhances the substrate’s properties or characteristics. Spraying materials may include pure metals, alloys, ceramics, cermets or plastics and can be delivered in a powder, wire or rod forms. Some common thermal spraying processes include plasma arc spray, combustion spray, electric arc spray, wire flame spray, high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) spray, cold spray and powder flame spray. Thermal metal spraying is used across a wide range of industries and applications where metalworking is common including automotive, agriculture, aerospace, gas turbines, gas or petro-chemical.
Some of the key benefits from metalizing spray fume filtration include:
- Worker health protection and minimized potential long term liability
- Extended machine life
- Improved part / product quality
- Reduced housekeeping
- OSHA & EPA regulation compliance