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Plasma Powders and Systems Inc | Date: 2011-06-30

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Foy P.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Moody D.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc.
Welding Journal | Year: 2015

Experts suggest that adding thermal spray to 3D printing capabilities can provide solutions for applications where the cover properties must be different from the core properties. Thermal spray provides a cover that protects the core material from a hostile environment, can be applied without overheating the base material, and is a mechanical bond instead of a chemical bond. Experts have demonstrated how 3D parts can be coated using an economical thermal spray process. Operations using 3D printing might consider adding thermal spray to their 3D printing capabilities and promote it as a solution where the cover properties must be different from the core properties. Source


Brunhouse R.S.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Foy P.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Moody D.R.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc.
Welding Journal | Year: 2011

Some of the standard methods and basic procedures for starting a thermal spray operation are outlined. Restoration is primarily achieved with a flame spray gun using powder or wire feed. A thermal spray vitrification process is developed in which molten glass is sprayed on a lead- based coating. ASM Int'l has developed a certification training program for the thermal spray industry, which makes it is possible for new users to easily hire thermal spray operators. Becoming acquainted with spray industry include attending and participating in technical meetings, such as those organized by the International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA) and attending trade shows such as FABTECH where activities tend to be more toward the application as opposed to theory. Powder flame spray has a wider selection of materials. The guns are lighter because a wire drive is not needed. Source


Brunhouse R.S.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Foy P.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Moody D.R.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc.
Welding Journal | Year: 2012

Thermal spray has provided a second life to products by restoring or remanufacturing damaged parts associated with everything from aerospace to zoos. There are several 'green' reasons to consider remanufacturing, including the fact that the reuse of the core or base materials conserves natural resources. There are three types of remanufacturers, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), contracted remanufacturers and independent remanufacturers. Core collection for thermal spray operations is often voluntarily performed by the end user due to the high value of the core. The main problem for the remanufacturer is to identify the end users and develop a relationship for acquiring the cores. The labor-intensive thermal spray process is exacerbated by the stripping and special cleaning (grit blasting) operations normally not present in other manufacturing processes. Source


Brunhouse R.S.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Foy P.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc. | Moody D.,Plasma Powders and Systems Inc.
Welding Journal | Year: 2013

Experts from the welding industry share their views on the addition of thermal spray as a part of the welding curriculum in an educational institution. The terms used with regard to thermal spray are the same as in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) where a gun is used and a continuous electrode is employed, and there are many similarities between welding and thermal spray despite prevailing differences. The experts suggest that thermal spray should be included in the joining and surfacing technology the student is exposed to and will consider using when enrolling in any welding course. They find that thermal spray is neglected as a part of welding course despite being an essential component of welding technology. Thermal spray needs to be included in Introduction to Welding classes to initiate the process of making it an essential part of welding course. Source

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