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Low-Pressure Cold Spray (LPCS)

  • Roman Gr. Maev
  • Volf LeshchynskyEmail author
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Abstract

The Chapter “Low-Pressure Cold Spray” presents a description of basics of LPCS technology, bonding mechanisms, temperature effects and LPCS localization processes. To illustrate the main aspects of LPCS system parameters determination, the numerical simulation and experimental data are presented. The emphasis is placed on the proper development of the cold-sprayed metal matrix composite coatings and their structure and properties, which are of paramount importance to the success of LPCS. Processes such as bonding, hardening and softening of the coating materials during cold spraying and coating structure formation at following heat treatment (sintering) are dealt with from the theoretical as well as practical aspect.

Applications of LPCS technology occur for the cases where conventional thermal spraying technologies cannot be successfully used. The analysis of various components repair is presented in which the methodology and accompanying technical data for the transition of cold spray technology into the industry, and several case studies are presented. The case studies show the tremendous impact that LPCS has made for a few select applications, representing steels, magnesium, aluminium and composite materials, while attempting to include as much technical data substantiating the advantages and benefits gained by transition of the process.

Keywords

Low-pressure cold spray Severe deformation Particle bonding Adhesion Sintering Intermetallics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Diagnostic Imaging ResearchUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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