Cold Spray Coatings for Chromium and Nickel Plating Replacement
US Army Research Laboratory East Granby United States
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The objective of this project was to develop cold spray coating as an environmentally benign process to replace hard chromium and nickel electroplating used for localized repair of weapons system components. The approach that the ColdSpray Team has taken was not just to develop a specific coating or set of coatings to replace Cr and Ni electroplates, but also to develop and deploy a holistic approach to cold spray development that would employ all the modern computational an analytical tools at our disposal to develop and optimize the powders, spray equipment, and deposition conditions to bring cold spray coating technology to production rapidly and reliably.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes