The Emergence of Cold Spray as a Tool for Surface Modification
Cold spray is an emerging coating technology that allows hardness, corrosion and wear resistance, as well as thermal and electrical properties of surfaces to be optimised. The advantages of cold spray over thermal spray are discussed, with emphasis on a new cold spray variant called Kinetic Metallization. The influence of gas dynamics on surface adhesion are examined. Examples from the literature and from the present work of corrosion and wear resistance, bond strength and cohesive strength of cold spray coatings are reviewed.
Nahed El Mahallawy and Mingxing Zhang
K. Spencer and M. X. Zhang, "The Emergence of Cold Spray as a Tool for Surface Modification", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 384, pp. 61-74, 2008