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The practical uses of Cold Spray are growing to the point where the technology is beginning to enter the Aerospace and Defense market as a solution distinct from thermal spray. The MIL Spec (MIL-STD-2031 DOD Manufacturing Process Standard, Materials Deposition, Cold Spray) has been adopted throughout the world and the number of aerospace-qualified repair procedures are growing.

Cold Spray technology will move into the marketplace much more quickly and smoothly if users, spray shops, equipment, and powder suppliers work together to share information, develop the engineering data and match the technology to the best applications.

What is Cold Spray?

Cold Spray is a material-deposition process where metal or metal-ceramic mixtures of powders are used to form a coating or freestanding structure. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Army Research Laboratory
Joint Technology Exchange Group

National Center for Manufacturing Services

The 2015 CSAT meeting is scheduled for June 23-24 at WPI. 

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 CSAT meeting and a special thank you to all the presenters and exhibitors.