Fluidised Bed Coating (FBC) is a viable and low-cost technique toapply, at ambient temperature, thin adherent ceramic coatings onto metal andnon metal substrates. Al2O3 films, by virtue of its special thermo-mechanical,chemical, electrical and optical properties, belong to a class of ceramic coatingsof particular interest in several manufacturing processes. In this respect, thepresent paper reviews selected applications in manufacturing of Al2O3 coatedaluminium substrates. In particular, the use of fluidised bed deposited thinAl2O3 films has been reported as surface overlay coatings to improve thefatigue behaviour of aluminium components, as absorption and thermal barriercoatings in sheet laser forming and, finally, as anti-wear protective coatings.
On the use of Fluidised Bed Coating (FBC) to depositthin Al2O3 films onto metal substrates / M., Barletta; A., Gisario; Lusvarghi, Luca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS & PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0268-1900. - STAMPA. - 35:3-4(2009), pp. 407-424. [10.1504/ijmpt.2009.025690]