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The 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1376–1440
Number of pages65
JournalJournal of Thermal Spray Technology
Issue number8
Early online date1 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


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.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland