Flame-Spray technologies can be found in:

Nissan, Ford, Caterpillar, Jaguar and Land Rover

Plasma Transferred Wire Arc Video

For over 40 years, Flame-Spray Industries has been developing and implementing advanced thermal spray technologies for a wide variety of industries including research and development, automotive manufacturing and heavy equipment engine remanufacturing.


Unveiled at this year's Chicago Auto Show, the use of Flame-Spray Industries patented and award winning Plasma Transferred Wire Arc (PTWA) cylinder liner technology in the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is generating a lot of buzz. Click here to read more...

Flame-Spray Industries Receives

National Inventor of the Year AwardInventor of the Year

The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation’s 36-year-old National Inventor of the Year Award program recognizes individuals that epitomize American traditions of technological leadership, and increases public awareness of current inventors and how they benefit the nation’s economy and our quality of life.

The 2009 Inventor of the Year award goes to Ford and Flame-Spray Industries for the collaborative development of the spray apparatus for use with Ford’s patented production-ready Plasma Transferred Wire Arc (PTWA) thermal spray coating process for aluminum engine blocks.

This accomplishment puts Ford and Flame-Spray Industries in elite company with medical and pharmaceutical powerhouses as well as agricultural and chemical standouts, among others. Past Inventors of the Year, for example, include Dr. Raymond Damadian of Fonar Corporation for the development of Upright MRI technology and Dr. Ihor Lys of Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions for his development of a more efficient LED lighting system.

The team of inventors being honored at the National Inventor of the Year Award ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 28 is Ford retiree James Baughman and Dr. David Cook, Keith Kowalsky and Daniel Marantz of supplier Flame-Spray Industries. Cook was a member of the Ford team when the spray device initially was developed.