Selecting a proper coating material can be a complex process. It involves considering such variables as coating function, total operational environment including operating temperature and service environment, and the physical and chemical properties of both the coating and the substrate. In addition, the mechanical and corrosion-resistance properties of thermal-sprayed materials
differ from the solid or metal parts composed of the same chemistry.
As a result, choosing a thermal spray material for an application is more complicated than for selecting a wrought or cast material for the same application.
Fortunately, Plasma-Tec has developed a “Recommended Line of Questioning” to aid in proper coating selection. Once all the pertinent factors are taken into consideration, selecting the coating that best meets your needs becomes straightforward.