Meanwhile thermal spray shops may apply a comprehensive works of application and qualification standards, e.g. in the case of building up a spray shop, qualifying thermal spraying personnel, defining requirements for spraying constructions or parts and testing thermally sprayed coatings. High and reproducible quality of products and services are required by the customer. Concerning national and international competition, also pressure on prices by keeping high and reproducible quality of the sprayed coatings will be in store for spray companies. In the following, actual quality management and personnel qualifying standards are described, which are now available. Experiences of a certifying institution and a spray company made by installing a QM- System and certifying audit may serve to orientation for those who will aim at QM certification. Paper text in German.

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