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This article describes the process of selecting an optimum coating and material system for a specific application. It reviews critical coating functions that influence the coating selection process, and presents some application success stories. The article explores the benefits of thermal spray coatings and functions they provide. It also presents key references from various National Thermal Spray Conference, United Thermal Spray Conference, and International Thermal Spray Conference Proceedings from 2006 through 2012.

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Mitchell R. Dorfman, Introduction to Applications for Thermal Spray Processing, Thermal Spray Technology, Vol 5A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Robert C. Tucker, Jr., ASM International, 2013, p 245–247,

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