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Thermal Spray Case Studies

Cold Spray Aluminum Microstructure

Cold Spray Aluminum Microstructure

Magnesium Repair on Light Weight Aerospace Components

Reason to Consider Surfacing

Magnesium components are difficult to repair due to heat sensitive corrosion reaction.

Issues

Limited repair options cost the aerospace industry a stockpile of unusable components and the high cost of replacement parts.

Option

High Pressure Cold Spray Process (HpCS) using Aluminum feedstock to repair worn areas can be easily machined to OEM specifications.

Benefits

  • Allow stockpile of expensive worn components to be repaired
  • High pressure cold spray (hpcs) has notably superior microstructure and performance characteristics compared to low pressure cold spray systems
  • Components can be repaired multiple times