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Ceramic coatings: the two techniques
Depending on your requirements, there are two types of ceramic coating we can offer: thermal spraying and thermochemical coating.
These techniques apply a coating to a surface to optimise existing properties or to add new ones. They can also protect the part from phenomena such as wear, corrosion, erosion, etc.
Ceramic coating produced by thermal spraying
Using this technique, although the particles are sprayed at high speed, the substrate is not deformed and its structure is unchanged.
The coating may consist of oxides, metals, carbides and/or any other type of composite.
The spraying process creates surface roughness, the degree of which depends on the porosity of the ceramic.
Thermochemical ceramic coating
Unlike a coating produced by spraying, this process does not generate any surface porosity and the coating is harder than that produced by thermal spraying.
This technique is very commonly applied to parts exposed to extremely corrosive environments, which need to be very well sealed and possibly very hard.
It also offers the benefit of being suitable for coating inside diameters (bored holes).
Some features of these two coating processes:
|150 to 400 µm
|50 to 100 µm
|2 to 4 %
|Density of the ceramic
|96 to 98 %
|Up to 1,300 HV
|Greater than 1800 HV
Finishing operations may be performed on ceramic-coated parts (grinding or machining) which do not impair the functional capabilities of the coating.