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A simple, one-step slurry coating technique was used to aluminize open cell nickel metal foam at low temperature and short hold-down time. Three slurries of different composition, heat-treated at 650 °C for 2 h, were used to investigate the possibility of developing an aluminide coating on a commercially produced Ni foam. In all cases a dense, well-adhered to the Ni substrate aluminide coating of several mum thickness was produced. The thickness and aluminide phase and composition (NiAl and/or Ni3Al) of the coating strongly depend on Al content and the mix of activators in the slurry.