Inside diameter (ID) spraying with a two-wire gun for thermal spraying has become an established practice. While the simplicity of the two-wire arc process is tempting, there is a marked difference between the coating microstructures obtained with standard two-wire arc and two-wire arc ID systems. In conventional two-wire arc spraying, the arc is partially surrounded by the nozzle, which leads to the fused tips being enveloped by the atomizing gas flow. In comparison, the right-angled arc is unprotected if the airflow hits the arc at 90 degree. In this paper, the particle formation process is investigated using diagnostic tools such as Laser Strobe Vision (Control Vision) and DPV2000. Although the data collected may not fully encompass the breadth of the phenomena associated with two-wire arc spraying, a comparison was made between the 0 degree and 90 degree spray processes. Paper includes a German-language abstract.

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