What we do at Thermal Spray Depot.
Besides being suppliers of Thermal Spray equipment, wire, powder, spare parts, turn key systems, automation, process development;
What sets Thermal Spray Depot apart is not just the service or products we offer; it’s the rich tapestry of expertise woven throughout our history. My own journey in metallurgy and over three decades in the coating industry have been pivotal in shaping a deep, multidimensional grasp of thermal spray technology. From the analytical rigor of lab work to the frontline challenges of ensuring quality and profitability in coatings, my path reflects the core ethos of Thermal Spray Depot: an unyielding commitment to excellence and innovation.
A Symphony of Collaboration
At the heart of Thermal Spray Depot’s philosophy is a vibrant spirit of collaboration. We’ve built robust partnerships with over a dozen companies, which means we don’t just sell; we advise, tailor, and fine-tune solutions that align precisely with our customers’ needs. It’s this alliance with both suppliers and seasoned engineers that empowers us to provide insights and solutions that truly make a difference.
Empowerment through In-House Capability
A pivotal moment for many of our clients is the decision to internalize their coating processes. The promise of tighter control over schedules and costs is a compelling one. Thermal Spray Depot is at the forefront of this movement, offering not just equipment and materials, but a blueprint for success, complete with training and ongoing support.
Automation: The Future Is Now
Recognizing the critical role of automation in production efficiency, Thermal Spray Depot remains at the cutting edge, integrating standard robots and PLC controllers to deliver maintainable and cost-effective automation solutions. Our approach is designed to give clients ownership over their systems, liberating them from the constraints of proprietary software and exclusive support.
ROI: The Bottom Line
One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is demystifying the return on investment for clients. With our proprietary cost calculator, we illuminate the path to profitability, taking into account the critical variables to showcase a clear financial picture of in-house coating operations. We even navigate leasing options to accommodate diverse financial capabilities.
The conversation illuminated just how Thermal Spray Depot stands as a beacon of innovation and tailored solutions in the thermal spray community. Our combined collaborative approach, in-depth expertise, and ROI-focused solutions distinguish us in a league of our own
Thermal spray isn’t just about applying a protective layer; it’s about crafting a legacy of durability and efficiency. With Thermal Spray Depot as your ally, you’re not just adopting a process; you’re embracing a transformation in your production capabilities.
Here’s to a future where every spray lays down more than a coating – it lays down a promise of quality and reliability.
Join us at Thermal Spray Depot, and let’s turn the page to the next chapter in thermal spray technology together.
Hi, I’m Bob McDemus, the Thermal Spray Guy.
I got this nick name from business associates who saw my passion for thermal spray. I never stop talking about the industry and its potential for business growth. This site is dedicated to the thermal spray coating industry. Thermal Spray is also known as metallizing, flame spray, metal spray, plasma spray, or spray welding. We supply complete thermal spray systems, individual components, replacement parts, powder, and wire. We also supply auxiliary handling equipment, dust collectors, and rooms. This equipment is used to spray metals, alloys, ceramic, and carbide coatings.
The thermal spray coating technologies we support include:
- Combustion Powder
- Combustion Wire
- Electric Arc (arc spray)
- HVOF (High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel)
- Plasma Spray
- Cold Spray
- Laser Cladding – This is not a thermal spray technology; however, it is such an important surface engineering process we have included this in our offerings.
Thermal Spray Depot has partnered with companies that excel in their specialty.That gives us the advantage to use companies who have specialized in their areas of expertise, while we can still offer the service of going to one resource to for all your needs. All of the big name suppliers use other sources to supply a portion of their equipment, powders, and wires. That is something that they do not want you to know. We are affiliates of the various companies that have specialized in the thermal spray industry. Check us out for your combusiton wire, combustion powder, electric arc, HVOF, cold spray, or plasma spray requirements.
We strive to be the most cost effective
At Thermal Spray Depot, we have no desire to be the cheapest supplier; we want to be the resource for smaller companies to get solid advice and the best, most cost-effective solution for their coating requirements.
We don’t have a corporate suite
You will not find a large lobby and a receptionist watching the door. Instead, we invest that margin into quality materials used by our affiliates.
You are buying a business, not just equipment or materials.
Many companies site today’s economic conditions as the reason for short comings. Our vision of doing business is the same no matter what the business climate is. We want to provide the best products and services available through any size company, and we want to provide the creativity and flexibility that only comes from entrepreneurs.
When corporate policy is at times at odds with customer service, which one wins?
The feedback from our customers tells us that they are seeking an alternative to the 400 pound gorillas of the industry. The reason is pretty simple; we hear examples of how the policies of the larger companies get in the way of satisfying customer requirements.
We take credit cards without a credit application.
I was floored when I had a potential customer call me to get a rush shipment of parts he needed for his torch. The unnamed large Thermal Spray Supplier would not take his credit card because he needed to fill out a credit application first before he could use his credit card! Needless to say, we got the order and he had his parts the next day.
We focus on customers who:
- Have parts that are currently being coated, either sub contracted or in-house
- Are interested in return on investment
- Want to improve process
- Are the decision makers
Let us give you a price quotation on your requirements. Just click on the box in the right column to request a price or give us a call at 724-229-5791
We are not affiliated in any way with Sulzer Metco, Tafa, Praxair, or Castolin Eutectic. Metco and Sulzer Metco are trademarks of Sulzer Metco, Tafa and Praxair are trademarks of Praxair, Eutectic and Castolin are trademarks of Castolin Eutectic; Stellite is a trademark of Doloro Stellite. Any of the above trademarks are included for reference only.