Cold spray is a solid-state spray process that deposits metal powder with temperatures
below the material melting point through the use of a supersonic nozzle and pressurized/heated
Concurrent Technologies Corporation uses high pressure cold spray for the application
of metals, metal alloys and metal blends to create new parts, repair existing parts,
and/or enhance base material properties (e.g., improved corrosion or wear protection).
Benefits of Cold Spray
- Low heat input with no “heat-affected zone”
- Work-hardened and near-wrought properties can be achieved
- No limit on deposition thickness
- High deposit efficiency typically > 80%
- Deposition density > 99%
- Powder microstructure and properties are preserved
- No oxide formation, alloy decomposition, combustion product entrapment
- A diversity of materials that can be applied from aluminum to refractory metals
Concurrent Technologies Corporation utilizes a VRC Metal Systems Gen III Max system,
which uses three 15kW heaters mounted within a single mobile unit.
The Gen III Max only takes up a small three-foot by five-foot area and is on wheels,
enabling easy mobility for production, repair or in-the-field applications. It can
be manually or robotically operated, providing a versatile feature that makes it
the system of choice for many repair and obsolescence applications.
Cold spray is being used industry-wide to repair expensive and/or hard-to-acquire
components on military aircraft, vehicles, and even submarines, which would otherwise
be scrapped. Cold spray provides a cost effective means to reset the part and address
long lead times or part obsolescence.
The high pressure cold spray process utilizes metal-based powders, which are accelerated
at supersonic velocities onto the surface of a part that has been worn or damaged.
Upon impact, the powder is consolidated into a dense solid material only requiring
finish machining to restore the part back to its original dimensions. The resulting
deposition can range from ~0.01 inch up to any desirable thickness.
Why Concurrent Technologies Corporation?
Concurrent Technologies Corporation is an all-encompassing service provider for
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) solutions. We offer complete process execution
including reverse engineering, development of process parameters, powder and substrate
characterization, surface profile preparation, material application, finish machining
and inspection. We also provide services to evaluate, validate, and qualify the
repair through mechanical and physical property characterization. All processes
are controlled in-house to ensure quality results. Concurrent Technologies Corporation
leverages the company’s 30 years of metals and metal processing expertise for cold
spray and all of our Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing solutions.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation’s quality management system is certified to
the ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and 14001:2004 (Environmental) standards. Its technology
transition affiliate, Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC), is certified to the
AS9100 standard for aerospace activities.