In this study, NiCr alloy coatings were deposited by arc spraying using different combinations and mixtures of pressurizing gases and other process modifications. Coating properties were examined mainly by SEM, EDS, and conductivity measurements. The results show significantly reduced oxygen contents and improved coating morphologies compared to reference coatings produced using current plasma processes. Improved microstructure is shown to have a positive effect on surface quality and specific resistivity, making it possible to texture arc-sprayed coatings just as successfully as the plasma-sprayed reference layers. Moreover, the temperature coefficients and resistivities of arc-sprayed NiCr were found to be superior to those of conventionally manufactured coatings.

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