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Metallurgical Testing Laboratory

Quality Assurance

Thermaspray is extremely proud of its in-house metallurgical laboratory, which is the only dedicated facility of its kind in Africa’s thermal spray industry.

This laboratory sets Thermaspray apart from competitor companies, underpins all our activities, and enables Thermaspray to deliver world-class services.

The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation, and is fully geared with a wide range of testing capabilities, including automated sample cutting and polishing.

Additional laboratory services supplied to all Thermaspray clients include:
  • Metallurgical consultation service.
  • Failure analyses
  • Coating adhesion test
  • Characterisation and testing of thermal sprayed coatings, as well as PTA clad coatings
  • Chemical analyses
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) of a wide variety of components from coatings to fracture surfaces.