The intent of this study is to gain a better understanding of the twin wire arc spray process, particularly the correlation between spray path or gun movement and coating quality. Coatings were deposited on steel substrates using solid nickel and cored WC-Cr wire while moving the gun in various directions relative to the orientation of the electrodes. The coatings obtained are evaluated based on porosity, hardness, thickness, adhesion strength, and microstructure. It is observed that gun movements cause inhomogeneities in the spray cone that affect different coating properties in different ways depending on the direction of the movement and gas pressure.

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