Additional income for your shop
We here at Republic Diesel have been using the thermal spray welding process for many years. I personally applied the coating for my first time in the mid 80’s and we haven’t slowed down yet. This process is something we do every day on a multitude of different components. It has actually become a very important part of our business and a well needed source of income.
Thermal spray welding, also known as metalizing or flame spraying, as it is sometimes referred to, was first performed around the start of the 20th century. In the 1920’s spray welding in the United States was seen mainly in coatings on Navy ships, railroad cars and on coal barges. The process was used mainly as a corrosion resistant coating. Several people believe that World War II gave flame spraying its biggest boost to date. As our Armed forces were sent overseas to protect our country their need to repair equipment and machinery in the field gave many businesses an opportunity to get into the thermal spray market. What followed was, as the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.