The High Frequency Pulse Detonation (HFPD) thermal spray process represents a novel cost-effective alternative for the production of premium quality coatings. In this paper, the HFPD spray technique is characterized by very flexible capabilities which allow to deposit a wide range of materials according to different specifications. The spray parameters are carefully selected and adapted to the respective material or specification. The qualitative effect of each parameter on the coating properties and the reliability of the system are checked. Examples of different coatings are presented. Paper includes a German-language abstract.