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Our goal : organizing the exchange of information on thermal spraying at the European level.

ETSA is managed by the Board of Delegates, composed of twelve members elected in a secret vote by the College of Members during the assembly general for four years. They can be re-elected. Members by right: the national representatives of the European countries (one representative per country being active in thermal spraying) are proposed by the national members of the association and accepted by the elected members of the Board of Delegates for four years.

Board of Delegates represents key European universities, research centers and companies involved in thermal spraying, performing research and producing feedstock, equipments and coatings on European and international level. The institutions represented by the delegates gather together hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to R&D activities dedicated to base research, applied research, equipment and application development , problem solving in the field of thermal spraying, materials science and engineering...

3rd Workshop on Thermal Spray Technologies and Characterization, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 21 -23 June 2023

3rd Workshop on Thermal Spray Technologies and Characterization, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 21 -23 June 2023

The third ETSA workshop on thermal spray coatings technologies and characterization entitled "Thermal spray in the age of additive technologies" took place on 21 – 23.6.2023 in Pilsen, in the Science Center Techmania. The event was attended by 58 participants representing scientists, students as well as industry. Invited lectures were given by the European experts in the field of thermal spraying and by the colleagues showing the results of projects related to the use of spraying technologies in the field of additive technologies.

In addition to the presentations, the participants had the opportunity to visit the thermal spraying workplace of VZU Plzeň, the 3D printing workplace of the UWB regional technology institute in Pilsen, the laser technology and IR measurement workplace of the UWB New Technology Research Center in Pilsen and the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague.

The accompanying social program, including tours of the Techmania Science Center, a social dinner and an garden party, was enjoyed by all.

On behalf of the organizers, we thank all the speakers for their valuable and stimulating contributions. We appreciate the very nice and friendly atmosphere that all the participants created both formally and informally and that accompanied us throughout the event.

The photos made during the workshop as well as the invited lectures are shown in Topics section available for ETSA members.

Sarka Houdkova


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The website of the European Thermal Spray Association provides the useful information to all colleagues interested in thermal spraying in the large societies, job shops, or university laboratories. The ETSA members have access to the additional services such as job proposition, information about services related to thermal spraying in different European countries, forum of users which enbles research of missing information related to thermal spraying and much more.

Sergi Dosta, the president of ETSA

The ETSA membership enables also a reduction in the fees of the events organized by the association.

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