Engineering Coatings guides readers in the choice of coatings and the means of application to fit their specific circumstances. Mechanisms of wear and corrosion are discussed in detail to assist in the analysis of previous component failures and assess how newly designed parts are likely to suffer in service. Coating processes along with the materials available for deposition by the process are covered extensively, including laser surfacing, new thermal spray processes and polymer coatings. Combined with in depth coverage of finishing of surface coatings, quality assurance, health and safety issues and applications, this a powerful reference for engineers, scientists, materials engineers, welding engineers, metallurgists and technologists who work with surface coating and finishing or need to be acquainted with the subject. It is now 10 years since the 1st edition of Engineering Coatings by Stan Grainger appeared. The success of that edition and the developments in the area since its publication, make this new edition a valuable addition to the literature on the subject.