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-3021 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 2016 CSAT meeting is being planned and more details will be released. 

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