Sorry to Repost, but this seems to be the best place to ask, and no one answered last time

Posted by Nathanael on March 24, 2004 at 07:12:23:

I have many projects that I could use such a beast for, not the least of which is EDM electrode forming, possibly free-standing thin-walled components as well. My question is, is it possible to ATTAIN the WROUGHT PROPERTIES of the sprayed material with adequate fusing (and possibly fluxing) of the sprayed coating? System would be a Metco 12E (or Metco 5PII) with oxy/acetylene, and an oxy/acetylene torch for fusing. Spray-formed components approx. 2mm max thickness. Components would be fairly small, like 6"x12" area, I don't care if I have to stand there with a torch for 2 hours (it would still be saving me countless hours of headaches and costly labor), I just want to know if it can be done with that equipment, and what fluxes, shielding gases etc. I would need, if any. The key is to attain the wrought properties, ie ~ ELIMINATE ~ oxide inclusions, porosity, and stresses. Thanks mates!


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