The 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap

Armelle Vardelle, Christian Moreau, Jun Akedo, Hossein Ashrafizadeh, Christopher C. Berndt, Jörg Oberste Berghaus, Maher Boulos, Jeffrey Brogan, Athanasios C. Bourtsalas, Ali Dolatabadi, Mitchell Dorfman, Timothy J. Eden, Pierre Fauchais, Gary Fisher, Frank Gaertner, Malko Gindrat, Rudolf Henne, Margaret Hyland, Eric Irissou, Eric H. JordanKhiam Aik Khor, Andreas Killinger, Yuk Chiu Lau, Chang Jiu Li, Li Li, Jon Longtin, Nicolaie Markocsan, Patrick J. Masset, Jiri Matejicek, Georg Mauer, André McDonald, Javad Mostaghimi, Sanjay Sampath, Günter Schiller, Kentaro Shinoda, Mark F. Smith, Asif Ansar Syed, Nickolas J. Themelis, Filofteia Laura Toma, Juan Pablo Trelles, Robert Vassen, Petri Vuoristo

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Considerable progress has been made over the last decades in thermal spray technologies, practices and applications. However, like other technologies, they have to continuously evolve to meet new problems and market requirements. This article aims to identify the current challenges limiting the evolution of these technologies and to propose research directions and priorities to meet these challenges. It was prepared on the basis of a collection of short articles written by experts in thermal spray who were asked to present a snapshot of the current state of their specific field, give their views on current challenges faced by the field and provide some guidance as to the R&D required to meet these challenges. The article is divided in three sections that deal with the emerging thermal spray processes, coating properties and function, and biomedical, electronic, aerospace and energy generation applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1440
Number of pages65
JournalJournal of Thermal Spray Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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