Aerospace Industry Thermal Spray Powders
Thermal spray coatings are widely used in the aerospace & aviation industries. These coatings offer component longevity, reduced maintenance costs, and increased fuel efficiency. Ceramic powders play an important role in thermal barrier coatings which shield aerospace and aviation components against intense heat and wear. Other common spray powders include tungsten carbide, chromium carbide and zirconia powders.
Aviation components are subjected to harsh environments, exceptionally high heats and pressures, thermal spray plays a huge role in protecting expensive engine components. Thermal spray can improve performance, extend component life and fuel efficiency dramatically. New engine designs continually push the envelope of materials and thermal spray coating solutions.
Repair cycle time is minimal with thermal spray which often eliminates the need for costly inventory replacements.
Typical Thermal Sprayed Components:
- Actuation systems
- Auxiliary power unit components
- Environmental control components
- Landing gear components
- Propulsion structures
- Slat and flap tracks
- Starter components
- Wing components
- Wheel bearing fits
- Combustors, augmentor liners and baskets
- Mid spams
- Bearing journals