ASB Industries Co-sponsors Live Web Broadcast During the AeroMat Conference on May 26, 2011

April 25, 2011

ASB Industries invites you to listen to a live broadcast with four experts in the field of Thermal Spray on Thursday, May 26, 2011 for four -45 minute live presentations explaining coating applications, wear solutions and successes, and testing and characterizations.

Visit to sign-up for this free and informative opportunity to learn more about thermal spray.

ASB Industries sponsorship focuses on our equipment sales and support representing the worldwide leader in High Pressure Cold Spray Equipment-CGT High Pressure Cold Spray.

Narrative and Introduction:

"ASB Industries is the North American equipment sales and support representative for CGT High Pressure Cold Spray Equipment. With over 80 Kinetics systems worldwide, the range of equipment hardware and software options provides optimal critical material particle velocity to produce quality coatings and substrate features of pure and alloy compositions. When you are considering options for your projects, ASB Industries welcomes your visit to provide equipment demonstrations along with confidential R & D services. Our technical support includes software and hardware upgrades with complete part inventory. Notable new equipment advances include the versatile CGT 2000 Hand Held System to the high production CGT 8000 System along with new ID Gun configurations to approximately 5" inside dimensions. ASB and CGT-Combining science, technology and practical experience for your critical projects".

Thermal Spray for Aerospace Session

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Program: Thermal Spray for Aerospace

Live Webinar from Long Beach, California
When: 12:00-4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Presentations are 45 minutes with a 15 minute Question and Answer Period

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TimeSpeakerPaper Title / Abstract
9:00 Doug Puerta
IMR Test Labs — Portland
The Testing and Characterization of Thermal Spray Coatings
A wide range of tests are commonly utilized for the characterization of thermal spray coatings. Routine tests such as metallographic analysis, hardness, and adhesion testing can quickly provide a great deal of information about coating quality. More advanced tests including fatigue testing, erosion testing, and thermal cycling generate data which can be used to predict the useful life of a coating and associated component. This presentation will detail the various tests performed to characterize thermal spray coatings used in the aerospace industry. The strengths and shortcomings of the different characterization methods will be discussed, in addition to applicable best practices. This presentation will also cover the technical resources available to the thermal spray industry through the ASM Thermal Spray Society and through other industry sources.
10:00 Richard Schmid or Dieter Sporer
Sulzer Metco
Trends in Thermal Spray Aero Applications
Thermal spray coatings are well established in jet engine applications as thermal barrier coatings, abradable seals and anti-fretting layers. This talk highlights developments in this area that produce higher performing coatings synchronous with the higher performance required from engines. In the TBC area improved sintering resistance is examined and a new process capable of non-line-of-sight coating of complex nozzle guide vane clusters is presented. Abradable seal development through more controlled structures and more robust deposition processes will be discussed. Lastly, an example of an improved anti-fretting coating will be presented.
11:00 Mark S. Pollack
Boeing Research & Technology
Application of Thermal Spray Coatings to Airframe Components
With the initial implementation of High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide‐cobalt/chrome coatings to primary commercial airframe landing gear structure in 2002, Boeing had taken a major step in the replacement of components that had always been chromium plated.

With ten years of operation of the Boeing 767‐400 aircraft, the main landing gear are being removed for their scheduled overhaul cycle. The HVOF applied coatings has shown superior performance to that of landing gear from a comparable airframe, Boeing 767‐300, delivered with chromium plated components. This has resulted in significant savings in the overhaul of the subject components. In addition, Boeing is currently undertaking an extensive testing program to develop HVOF coatings with no base metal fatigue knockdown. Beyond this testing Boeing is advancing the thermal spray technology to wider application of different coatings to new applications including alternate substrates and internal diameters of components. This effort will involve the consideration of the state-of-the-art equipment, the potential development of new powders, and achieving greater coating bond strengths to any given substrate whether it being metallic or non-metallic.
12:00 Ray Sinatra
Rolls-Royce Corporation
Processing, Testing and Qualification of Thermal Spray Coatings for Advanced Jet Engines
Thermal Spray coatings have played a significant role in contributing to jet engine design by providing improvements in operating performance, efficiency and repair capability. The basic process for applying a thermal spray coating has benefited from the many technology developments now imbedded in industrial processing equipment and improved testing methods. A better understanding of materials and standards for industry compliance has helped validate the science of coating technology for advanced jet engine hardware requiring thermal spray coatings of high quality and accuracy.

The business trend for out-sourcing to global suppliers opens more opportunity for cost savings but at the same time complicates the process of validating the process to ensure compliance with quality standards and specification.

This presentation will review the common processing techniques employed today by OEM and repair shops and identify some of the qualification issues that affect the outcome.



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