Thermal spray coatings

Flame Spraying

Flame Spraying

Our cost effective flame spraying process is carried out by experienced operators with the skill to spray components with large, complex surface areas and geometry. With more than 200 thermal spray coatings available, including flame spray coatings, our application engineers will assist you to ensure that the optimum coating is selected for your component.

Key Properties

Typical Applications

  • Corrosion protection; structures and components
  • Reclamation of worn shafts, particularly of bearing areas with materials such as stainless steel or bronze alloys


What is flame spraying?

Flame Spraying is the original method of thermal spraying and has been used across a wide range of industries for over 100 years. The flame spraying process utilises an oxy-acetylene flame to apply the thermal coating. The heat from the flame melts the coating material and compressed air propels it onto the product being sprayed. The flame spraying process is known as a ‘cold’ process as the substrate temperature can be kept low throughout.

Examples of flame spray coatings

Flame spray coatings include abradable coatings such as:

  • Nickel Graphite
  • Nickel Chrome
  • Nickel Aluminium

or pure metals such as:

  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Aluminium