2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap now available online in Journal of Thermal Spray Technology
The 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap is now available in the December issue of JTST. It aims to identify the current challenges limiting the evolution of thermal spray technologies and to propose research directions and priorities to meet these challenges. Forty-two international thermal spray experts present snapshots of the current state of their specific field, give their views on current challenges, and provide guidance as to the R&D required to meet these challenges.
This review is divided into three sections. The first identifies the challenges faced by existing and emerging spray processes and gives suggestions for meeting these challenges. The second deals with traditional functions of spray coatings (resistance to wear and corrosion) and more recent applications. The last section is an overview of the issues ahead and possible approaches to address these for biomedical, electronic, aerospace, and energy generation applications.
The 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap was spearheaded and organized by current JTST Editor-in-Chief Armelle Vardelle and former Editor-in-Chief (and TSS Immediate Past President) Christian Moreau. The Journal of Thermal Spray Technology is the official journal of the Thermal Spray Society.
Click below for free access to the 2016 Thermal Spray Roadmap!
Thermal Spray Characterization Event
April 11-12, 2017 in Charleston
Plan today to attend "Thermal Spray Characterization: Materials, Coatings and Processes", organized by the ASM Thermal Spray Society and co-located with AeroMat 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. Attendees will learn and discuss past, present and future methods of characterization of thermal spray materials.
ITSC 2017: June 7-9 in Düsseldorf
Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for ITSC 2017 to held in Dusseldorf, Germany, June 7-9. The conference and exposition will be held at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, Stadthalle. It is jointly organized by the DVS - German Welding Society, the ASM Thermal Spray Society (TSS), and the International Institute of Welding (IIW).
Thermal Spray of Suspensions & Solutions
September 13-14, 2017, Niskayuna, NY
Back by popular demand! in 2017 the ASM Thermal Spray Society will again offer a symposium focused on suspension and solution thermal spray technology. This symposium is a chance for scienteists and engineers interested in the emerging S&STS technolgies to address both research challanges and development of industrial aplicaitons. The symposium will comprise a balanced group of speakers from industry, academia and national laboratories.