DC plasma spraying with its products has gained a high technical importance. With the availability of technically reliable high-frequency plasma torches whose basic development can be traced back to about 40 years ago, some of the disadvantages of the DC spray method are no longer existing or can be avoided to a great extent. This paper describes the principle, construction, and function of high-frequency plasma torches in which the plasma is generated by induction and metallic electrodes are not required (as is the case with conventional DC plasma torches). Typical examples of HF plasma spray application are discussed. Paper includes a German-language abstract.

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