FABTECH 2013 - Thermal Spray Technology
Thermal Spray Technology: High-Performance Surfaces

Nov. 19  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
McCormick Place

This conference is aimed at exploring the many facets of thermal spray including advanced uses of robotics in thermal spray, improving coating yield through powder feed optimization, recycling thermal spray overspray dust, and applying thermal spray anodic coatings to less than ideally prepared surfaces.

Registration Rates

AWS, CCAI, FMA,PMA,SME member price $550
Non-Member $634


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 Tuesday, November 19, 2013


9:00 - 9:30

Thermal Spray: Science, Engineering, Art, Myths, and Tribal Knowledge (Keynote Address)
Daryl E. Crawmer, FASM, TS-HoF, Thermal Spray Technologies, Inc.

9:30 - 9:50

Advanced Uses of Robotics in Thermal Spray
Daniel C. Hayden, Hayden Corp.

9:50 - 10:10

Capabilities of the Delta Triple Anode DC plasma Spraying Torch in Industrial Production Applications
Alan Burgess, SprayWerx Technologies Inc., and Thomas Schlaefer, Andreas Wank, GTV Verschleiss-Schutz GmbH

10:10 - 10:30

Improved Coating Yield Through Powder Feed Optimization
Mo VandenBergh, Oseir

10:30 - 10:50

Morning Break

10:50 - 11:10

Fabrication of an Erosion Resistant Coating for Be-Cu Alloys in Harsh Environments by HVOF Thermal Spray Process
Khorameh Farokhzadeh, A. Demiri, A. Edrisy, K. Farokhzadeh, R. Fillion, University of Windsor, and A. Granger, J. Vitek, Sharkskin Coatings Ltd.

11:10 - 11:30

A Method of Preparing, Tracking, and Achieving an Industry Quality Standard
Jory Wright, Accuwright Industries

11:30 - 11:50

Thermal Spray Starts with Training
Dale Moody, Plasma Powders and Systems Inc.

11:50 - 12:10

Wire Arc Spray Advances in Equipment, Coatings and Applications
Bob Unger, Polymet Corp.

12:10 - 1:10


1:10 - 1:30

Hard Chrome Alternatives Using Thermal Spray
Joseph P. Stricker, St. Louis Metallizing Company

1:30 - 1:50

NIOSH Recommendations on Hexavalent Chromium - 2013 Update
Jeffrey Abelson, Donaldson Company, Inc.

1:50 - 2:10

Metal Spray: an Overview of Thermal Spray Processes
Jaren Wright, Accuwright Industries

2:10 - 2:30

Life without Thermal Spray: The Cost to Industry – Two Case Studies
Jean Mozolic, The Mozolic Group

2:30 - 2:50

Beyond the Repair
Bruce Dulin, Hausner Hard Chrome

2:50 - 3:10

Afternoon Break

3:10 - 3:30

Tubular Constructed Wire, the Latest Advancement in Thermal Spray Consumable Technology
David J. Urevich, ArcMelt Company L.C.

3:30 - 3:50

Novel Molten Metal Corrosion Resistance Thermal Sprayed Coatings
Curt Glasgow, MesoCoat, Inc.

3:50 - 4:10

Recycling Thermal Spray Overspray Dust and More - How to Maximize the Value of Overspray Materials and Do Right by the Earth
Scott McLaughlin, McLaughlin & Associates Thermal Spray, Inc.

4:10 - 4:30

Robotic Control in Thermal Spray Coating Using Tool Center Points and Work Objects
Frank Accornero, Robotic Synergy LLC

4:30 - 4:50

Applying Thermal Spray Anodic Coatings (Zn, Al, and their Alloys) to Less Than "Ideally" Prepared Surfaces
James Weber, Sulzer Chemtech USA

4:50 - 5:00

Q&A and Adjournment