Cold Spray Services & Capabilities
Cold spray technology services and deposition capabilities provide an efficient way to complete your project with outstanding quality and attention to detail. Hannecard - ASB's high pressure cold spray equipment uses high production robotic controlled spray equipment in dedicated areas. Our variety of machine tools allows us to create unique cold spray programs—from preparation to masking, tooling, fixturing, and finishing that are designed to potentially meet your specific requirements.
Cold Spray Capabilities
ASB Industries' dedicated high pressure cold spray booth offers the most up-to-date hardware and software to provide the highest quality coating solutions and meet your unique material requirements. The 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.
Cold Spray Equipment
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. Hannecard - ASB's high pressure nitrogen 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. Hannecard - ASB 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 are 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.
Cold Spray Services
ASB Industries will help you achieve the results you need for your complex projects, using a systematic approach with repeatable results. With over 70 years' experience in job shop and production services, ASB has the unique knowledge and capabilities to provide finished components using a variety of cold spray surfacing technologies. Experience, training, and certification are Hannecard - ASB's strongest advantages in providing practical solutions and the best possible service for your unique projects. We pride ourselves on our quality, value, and on-time deliveries.
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.