New pulley from start to finish
A new pulley from start to finish

What are Ceramic Spray Coatings?

Ceramic spray coatings are a flexible manufacturing tool. Ceramic Spray coatings offer superior dielectric protection, corrosion resistance and thermal barrier protection. Ceramic spray coatings are made up of oxide layers that are .003 to .050” thick. Whether you are looking at alumina coatings or chrome oxide coatings, the materials are applied to a substrate component using a plasma coating process. Ceramic spray coatings are affordable. Manufacturing parts entirely from the materials used in ceramic coatings would not only be very expensive, but the resulting items would also be heavy and quite fragile to put into high-speed heavy impact production environments.

A large number of materials can be used as ceramic spray coatings, each with its own distinct advantages (View Materials Chart). Given the high melting point of ceramic coating materials, these coatings are especially effective in high-temperature environments.

There are many advantages to Ceramic Coatings:

  • Requires less energy
  • Reduces the amount of expensive part materials
  • Provides a longer life span
  • Creates a hard bearing surface
  • Resists corrosion
  • Reduces bearing wear
  • Increases equipment life
  • Lower productions costs
  • Increases profits and productivity
  • Use in service over 1000 C
  • Excellent electrical insulator

Why use Falmer Ceramic Spray Coatings?

Falmer’s ceramic spray coating capabilities enable us to pinpoint sites and apply coatings in layers thin enough to maintain the integrity of the base part. This process results in parts that are hard, wear longer and can withstand higher temperatures as well as electrical current, corrosive environments and molten metal attack. Falmer Thermal Spray applies ceramic spray coatings to a wide variety of materials in addition to metals including carbon, graphite and phenolic surfaces.