Thermal Spray Applications Get A Boost In India


Thermal Spray is becoming one of the fasted growing welding and surfacing technologies when it comes to meet the need for prolonging the working life of a critical component or enhancing the mean life before failure for better economics, competitiveness and lower environmental impact in comparison to many other conventional processes.

Thermal Spray provides a shield to the machine components to resist both primary and secondary industrial wear and achieves this with deposition of just a few microns which not only makes the entire process very economical but also saves the machine components from the adverse effects of heat affected zone.

This technology is fast becoming the most potent process to drive cost economics and extensively used in industries as sophisticated as aviation and additive manufacturing and in conventional brick and mortar industries like steel, power, glass, oil & gas, engineering and so many others.

The success of thermal spray processes to a great extent determined by the selection of the right kind of consumables depending on the working environment and base material, grain size distributions, process used for overlaying and spraying parameters

WeldWell Group, the industry leader in providing advanced and state of the art welding consumables, has collaborated with two market leaders in thermal spray consumables namely SENTES-BIR and Powder Alloys Corporation to bring the world class products locally available to the Indian industry at a market competitive price to bridge the existing gap

SENTES-BIR is a renowned European producer of gas atomized thermal spray powders having its manufacturing facilities located in Izmir, Turkey. Customer orientation, innovations and bespoke products backed by a dynamic and research oriented structure have been trademarks of SENTES-BIR since its foundation more than 30 years back.

SENTES-BIR’s Cobalt and Nickel based powders engineered for different applications, processes and grain size distributions requirements, are used across the industry be it a critical spray on control valves, engine vales, glass moulds, canter or a worn out components to get the best out of these critical vital machine parts going under tough wear cycles.

Powders are manufactured following a strict quality control guideline and sieved for different processes such as Plasma Transferred Arc, High Velocity Oxy Fuel, Fuse and Spray, Laser Cladding and Plasma Spray. The particle size distribution differentiates the metal powders from one process to the other. Technical help is available to customers for the right selection of thermal spray powders for their applications.