Getting Started with Cold Spray
Restoration of metallic parts with cold spray application began in the automotive industry. The Department of Defense (DoD) has taken notice of its ability to cheaply and swiftly repair and restore aircraft components. Engineering and Software System Solutions, Inc. (ES3), a woman-owned small business defense and aerospace support contractor headquartered in San Diego, CA, has been awarded multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts to conduct in depth research to develop cold spray technologies and applications for providing dimensional and/or structural restoration. ES3 also evaluates in situ cold spray monitoring systems and assesses standard or novel non-destructive inspection (NDI) methods. This will allow Naval Stations and Air Force Bases to practice repairs using a standard produced from this study and feel confident in the technology with data produced from the research.
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