Despite their light weight, 2.3 times lighter than Al, polymers are limited to application with low thermal, wear, and abrasion demands. The enhancement of the functional surfaces of the polymers using thermal spraying techniques is a challenging task due to the thermal degradation of polymers, the low wettability, and the disparate atomic properties. The twin-wire arc spraying (TWAS) process comprises two contradictory features. Almost all spraying particles are in a molten state on the one hand, and on the other hand, the spray plume has the lowest heat output among the different thermal spraying techniques. Therefore, it is a promising spraying technique for the required surface improvement. The surface of the 3D-printed parts was metalized using two successive layers. The first layer is a TWAS coating made of low-melting ZnAl4 to avoid thermal degradation and provide a bond coat. The topcoat is also applied using a TWAS process and was made out of Ni-WC-Co as cored wires. The top hard coating has improved the wear resistance of the polymers by 14.6 times. The erosion of the coated and uncoated specimens was determined using a low-pressure cold gas spray gun. Ni-WC-Co coating led to more than five times higher erosion resistance.

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