Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) industrial R&D group

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to revolutionize industry by reducing the time-to-market and improving the quality of parts while capitalizing on agile, responsive manufacturing techniques with reduced costs. As direct part production is the next step for AM, there is a need for strong support from research and technology organizations (RTOs) to move from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing.

Conventional metal additive manufacturing (MAM) technology benefits from many years of development and widespread adoption by multiple industries. However, its low deposition rate presents an often insurmountable hurdle when it comes to manufacturing large parts and prototypes. In comparison, cold spray technology combines high feed rates (currently up to 14 kg/h) with excellent deposition efficiencies on all types of materials and without any heat affected zone, the heat input being very limited. These advantages are the driving force for rapid manufacturing of large components in the aerospace and automotive industries and paving the way toward the development of new applications such as rapid manufacturing of add-ons to existing parts, repair and restoration, structural reinforcement, etc.

Contact

Mathieu Boisclair, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 450-641-5308
Email: Mathieu.boisclair@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca

Eric Irissou, Team Leader, Thermal Spray
Telephone: 450 641-5178
Email: Eric.irissou@cnrc-nrc.gc.ca

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