Cold Spray Capabilities
Cold Spray Gun and Pressure Equipment
High Pressure Gas Delivery System
ASB Industries' dedicated high pressure cold spray booths offer the most up-to-date hardware and software to provide the highest quality coating solutions and meet your unique material requirements. Each large, enclosed spray area has robotic, rotating equipment to fixture unique part configurations, along with surface preparation and inspection equipment and a closed-circuit viewing system. Our cold spray technology also includes a vast array of equipment to manage powder handling and preparation, as well as equipment to prepare the specific material chemistries for your application.
Our high pressure cold spray equipment offers a wide range of hardware and software parameters to provide the critical velocity required to achieve pure, optimized surfaces and feature build-up. ASB's high pressure nitrogen and helium infrastructure offers flexibility, along with specialized hardware that provides standard spray parameters and offers flexibility during Research and Development.
Cold Spray Coating Materials
Achieving a high-performance surface requires the selection of the correct material. ASB Industries works with well-known powder manufacturers to optimize powder properties and extend the range of workable cold spray coating materials. Powders commonly used for cold spray coatings include:
- Metal Matrix Composites
A large spectrum of other powders is available upon request. ASB Industries will work with you to determine the ideal cold spray coating material for your specific application. Contact us today to get started.
Nitrogen vs. Helium: A Note on High Pressure Cold Spray Process Gases
In high pressure cold spray, nitrogen and helium are both common process gasses. Advancements in cold spraying equipment, and the development of specialized coating materials, have made it possible to apply pure metals, metal matrix composites, and harder alloys with uniformly high coating density.
However, the limited worldwide supply of helium and its resultant rationing have made it difficult to develop or adjust cold spray process parameters for the use of the gas. These factors have also made helium considerably more expensive than nitrogen. As such, nitrogen has become the preferred process gas for high pressure cold spray in practical commercial applications.
While ASB Industries utilizes equipment designed for both nitrogen and helium, we use nitrogen almost exclusively as our high pressure cold spray process gas.
Contact ASB through our website, or call us at 888-249-5065, to learn more about our cold spray and thermal spray industrial coating services.