The formation of the microstructure is influenced by a number of parameters. The spray angle is considered to be one of the most important and difficult to control parameters, especially for substrates with complex shapes. In this paper, the influence of the spray angle on the microstructure of gray aluminum oxide and yttrium oxide stabilized (8% by weight) zirconium oxide applications is investigated. Plots are made from each material at four spray angles (90 degree, 70 degree, 55 degree, and 45 degree). Their microstructure is characterized by means of intrusion porosimetry and SEM. The results show clear differences between the two materials. The aluminum oxide microstructure is significantly influenced by the spray angle, while the YSZ microstructure is almost independent of the spray angle. Paper includes a German-language abstract.