Polymeric composites, with either metallic or ceramic fillers, have been manufactured by thermal spray, and their mechanical properties have been measured. The advantage of this technology is that it allows on-site manufacture and is a repairable composite system, with virtually no cure time and no release of volatile organic compounds. Fracture mechanisms have been studied to examine mechanical modeling of the composite system.
Journal of Thermal Spray Technology,
Vol. 7, no. 3 (Sep 1998), pp. 337-339