Special Issue Information
Cold spraying is an emerging coating technology, and its development has been very active during the last decades. A larger selection of processes and materials is available, and better technical and functional properties can be achieved with this coating technology. Also, it is raising interest in new application fields, such as additive manufacturing and the medical sector. Improved coating performances, easy manufacturing, understanding of the coating properties and processing factors, as well as assistance processing are some of the main key factors in cold spraying development.
Cold spraying has potential in several industrial sectors and has proven valuable in restoration, repairing, and corrosion and wear protection. The nature of coating formation is a solid-state process, that opens possibilities in a manufacturing of heat sensitive materials and in additive manufacturing. The development and importance of quality are pushing cold spraying technology to the next level.
In the Special Issue, we would like to hear about the latest developments and achievements in the field of cold spraying.
Thus, we cordially invite scientists and academics all over the world to submit original research papers and review articles on cold spraying, its latest developments, applications, as well as coating properties and performance.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New cold spray processes
- Process assistance developments in cold spraying
- Additive manufacturing
- Feedstock material developments
- New coating materials
- Functional coatings
- Coating properties and performance
- Quality control
- Corrosion and wear
Dr. Heli Koivuluoto