SpeedMask® light curing masking resins provide superior surface protection of turbine engines, structural components, orthopaedic implants, surgical instruments, and other medical devices during thermal barrier coating processes, such as air plasma sprays.
SpeedMask masking resins have been formulated to be resistant to the aggressive force and heat of flame-spray processes. The cured maskant absorbs the energy from the force of plasma spray materials, such as
zirconium, Molybdenum (used for thermal protection), Tungsten Carbide, or ceramics used for wear-resistant coatings. As the melted particles from the flame spray are deposited onto the substrate, the cured
masking resin protects the surface underneath the protected area.
The aggressiveness of the flame-spray process, and the adhesion needed to protect a substrate surface, must be considered when choosing a masking resin. If a component substrate can accommodate
incineration removal, a burn-off grade of SpeedMask masking resin would be appropriate for the process. If a substrate cannot withstand incineration, then a peelable mask would be a better choice.
- Cures in seconds enabling faster processing, greater output, and lower processing costs
- Residue-free removal
- Applied by spraying, dipping, or coating