Near net shape spray forming technologies have matured into viable manufacturing techniques. Spray forming can be accomplished with many different thermal spray technologies yielding a range of materials with different properties. Monolithic materials, composite materials, and multi-layer materials have all been made. Mechanical properties comparable to cast versions of the parent material are achievable for some materials and processes. Tailored properties can also be achieved for such characteristics as high hermeticity, thermal protection, electrical isolation, wear resistance, etc. A review of materials and properties is presented.
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