Results of macro- and microhardness investigations of newly developed coatings are presented in this paper. The coatings were produced with flame- and arc spraying technique. The coating structure and hardness is significantly influenced by the spraying method and spraying parameters. It will be shown that properties for flame sprayed coatings are more effected by parameter variations than for arc sprayed coatings. A higher hardness, a greater density and a better particle cohesion can be obtained by using the arc spraying method.