Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT)

Organizational focus: The Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT) conducts fundamental research in thermal spray coatings and plasma processing.

Who they are: Based at the University of Toronto, CACT was established in 1998 as a collaborative research center by researchers from mechanical engineering and materials science departments. It operates with approximately 40 researchers and partners with industry research centres and government institutions.

What they offer: CACT operates process diagnostic and coating characterization equipment. It possesses several thermal spray application systems such as atmospheric plasma spray, high-velocity oxy-fuel spray, wire-arc spray, radio-frequency inductively coupled plasma, and a vacuum plasma spray forming system.


Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies
8th Floor, Bahen Building
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
M5S 3G8

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Published: June 5, 2024

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