The Wire Arc Spray Coating method is a Thermal Spray process in which two conductive wires are melted as they are acted upon by an arc. The arc produces such a temperature that it transforms the wires into a molten state. The resulting material is then atomized into small particles and ultimately propelled onto the desired substrate by ultra-clean, compressed air. Major advantages of utilizing the Wire Arc Spray coating method include lower operating costs, higher material output per hour, and production of a more coarse coating than the Plasma or HVOF coating methods. As well, Wire Arc coatings are exceptionally suited for dimensional restoration of both mis-machined and worn parts, saving clients large amounts of time and money; when such events occur. Wire Arc Spray coatings also have a rich history of proven and cost-efficient corrosion protection.
Overall, the Wire Arc Spray coating method is a cost efficient and easily repeatable process that allows for a tremendous variety of highly reliable, material-coatings solutions.