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Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 1997

ISBN:
1-56700-093-2 (Print)

THE PLASMA SPRAY FORMING OF NEAR-NET-SHAPE COMPONENT

G. Kim
ProTeC, a division of PyroGenesis Inc., 1744 William, Quebec, Canada, H3J 1R4

Peter G. Tsantrizos
Pegasus Refractory Materials, Inc., Montreal, Canada, H3J 1R4

M. Smagorinski
ProTeC, a division of PyroGenesis Inc., 1744 William, Quebec, Canada, H3J 1R4

T. Brzezinski
ProTeC, a division of PyroGenesis Inc., 1744 William, Quebec, Canada, H3J 1R4

S. Grenier
ProTeC, a division of PyroGenesis Inc., 1744 William, Quebec, Canada, H3J 1R4

A. Cavasin
ProTeC, a division of PyroGenesis Inc., 1744 William, Quebec, Canada, H3J 1R4

Abstract

ProTeC has developed a method for forming unique free-standing components. The Vacuum Plasma Spray (VPS) forming process involves the build up of single layer and composite components onto a moving mold. The individual layers may be ceramic, metal, or composites. Complex geometries are possible, depending on the shape of the mold and the spraying program. Examples of structures which have been formed and evaluated are presented herein.