Thermal spraying - Who invented it?
Author: Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Albert
In comparison with welding technology, thermal spraying is a relatively young process. In 2009, it is just 100 years ago that people first dealt with the selective application of coats by spinning on metal powder. It is said that the idea for this originates from the Swiss Max Ulrich Schoop (born in Frauenfeld in 1870, died in Zürich in 1956). The engineer had noticed that small metal shots which were made of lead and struck a wall produced a coat with good adhesion due to spattering.
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