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Category: CoatingProcesses

Thermal Spraying What It Was and What It Has Become

July 23, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

Celebrating the 100 anniversary of thermal spraying, Frank Hermanek outlines the history of the product. From the early 1900s, when Dr. Max Ulric Schoop first discovered the potential usages to modern day where using thermal sprays is a clearly refined process, Hermanek explains the major milestones and benchmarks that have brought us to where we are today. Thermal Spraying: What It Was and What It Has Become By: Frank Hermanek On the eve of celebrating the one hundred anniversary of its discovery, thermal spraying looks back to its roots - early experiments in which liquids were broken up into fine particles by a stream of high-pressure gas. Efforts more directed at producing powders rather than constructing coatings. It fell to one Dr. Max Ulrick Schoop of Zurich who recognized the possibility that a stream of molten particles impinging upon themselves could create a coating. His work, and that of his collaborators, resulted in the establishment of the thermal spray process.

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