The Cold Spray Materials Deposition Process - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845691813, 9781845693787

The Cold Spray Materials Deposition Process

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: V K Champagne
eBook ISBN: 9781845693787
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845691813
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 21st September 2007
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

Part 1 General issues: The development of the cold spray process; Comparing cold spray with thermal spray coating technologies; The advantages and disadvantages of the cold spray coating process; The economics of the cold spray process. Part 2 Cold spray process parameters: Cold spray process parameters: Powders; The influence of nozzle design in the cold spray process; The role of particle temperature and velocity in cold spray coating formation; Particle/substrate interaction in the cold spray bonding process; Supersonic jet/substrate interaction in the cold spray bonding process; Portable, low pressure cold spray systems for industrial applications; Stationary cold spray systems for industrial applications. Part 3 Applications of cold spray coatings: Mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of cold sprayed coatings; Cold spray particle deposition for improved wear; The use of cold spray coating for corrosion protection; Electromagnetic interference shielding by cold spray particle deposition; Repair of magnesium components by cold spray techniques.


The cold spray process produces dense, low oxide coatings which can be used in such diverse applications as corrosion control and metals repair. It has emerged as an important alternative to thermal spray coating techniques in certain areas. This pioneering book reviews both the fundamentals of the process and how it can best be applied in practice.

The first part of the book discusses the development of the process together with its advantages and disadvantages in comparison with thermal spray coating techniques. Part two reviews key process parameters such as powders, nozzle design, particle temperature and velocity, and particle/substrate interaction. It also describes portable and stationary cold spray systems. The final part of the book discusses how the cold spray process can be applied in such areas as improved wear, corrosion protection, electromagnetic interference shielding and repair of damaged components.

The cold spray materials deposition process is a standard reference on this important process and its industrial applications.

Key Features

  • Examines the fundamentals of the cold spraying process
  • Assesses how the technique can best be applied in practice
  • Describes portable and stationary cold spray systems


Academics and professionals interested in coatings


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About the Authors

V K Champagne Author

Victor K. Champagne Jr is the Director of the US Army Research LaboratoryCold Spray Centre, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA.He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on Cold Spray. He has held numerous positions throughout his career working closely with industry and academia. In his 34 years of materials research and development experience, he has been responsible for the advancement of emerging technologies for the Department of Defense, and his ideas have been translated into practical use and transitioned into industry and his achievements have been recognized across the globe by international organizations, major television networks, the Pentagon and even US Presidents.

Affiliations and Expertise

US Army Research Laboratory, USA