Spray Forming of Low Alloy Steels

  1. Prof. Dr. P. Neumann2,
  2. Dr. D. Allen3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. E. Teuckhoff4
  1. Sabine Spangel,
  2. Alwin Schulz,
  3. Hermann Vetters and
  4. Peter Mayr

Published Online: 5 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606181.ch4

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7

How to Cite

Spangel, S., Schulz, A., Vetters, H. and Mayr, P. (2000) Spray Forming of Low Alloy Steels, in Steels and Materials for Power Plants, Volume 7 (eds P. Neumann, D. Allen and E. Teuckhoff), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606181.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    ABB Asltom Power UK Ltd., Cambridge Road, Whetstone, Leicester LE9 GLH, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Siemens AG, Postfach 3240, 91050 Erlangen, Germany

Author Information

  1. Stiftung Institut fur Werkstofftechnik (IWT), Bremen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301959

Online ISBN: 9783527606184



  • steels for power plants;
  • materials for power plant;
  • spray forming of low alloy steels


The new technique spray forming also known as spray casting or Osprey-process fills the gap between casting and powder metallurgy and offers economic benefits compared to both. In spray forming a molten metal stream is atomized into micron-size droplets by gas jets, directing the droplets towards a substrate. Depending on size the impacting droplets arrive at the substrate in either a fully solid, fully liquid or mushy state and form a thin semisolid layer which solidifies incrementally.