The COLD SPRAY CLUB, founded in 2006 by Michel Jeandin and continued today by Francesco Delloro in collaboration with Vincent Guipont, is run by the Ecole des Mines de Paris. The Cold Spray Club organizes regularly two meetings per year, for the last 15 years. Two international symposia EUCOSS with a mini-exhibition in 2011 and 2014 were scheduled in Paris. In 2016, the Cold Spray Club changed its format to open more effectively to the growing demand around this additive process and also facilitate its discovery by the greatest number.
COVID-19 pandemic crisis affected the activity of the Club. For this reason, no meeting was organized in 2020. The first (and we hope it will be the last) Club virtual meeting was held in March 2021.
The COLD SPRAY CLUB concerns laboratories, technology transfer centers and industrial companies (manufacturers and end-users) interested in the cold spray process. Such a solid-state deposition technique is nowadays one the leading thermal spray processes bringing to innovative applications. The cold spray process was undoubtfully growing in recent years because it offers the possibility of depositing metals (possibly mixed with other materials) in dense and thick layers, preserving the purity of sprayed powders. Its potential for the additive manufacturing industry is also recognized. These characteristics, combined with the commercialization of robust industrial equipment to be fully integrated in a production line, explain the keen interest in many industrial sectors (aerospace, biomedical, energy, repair, …). Elementary mechanisms of the cold spray process and their to powder characteristics are key concerns for researchers involved in the Cold Spray science.
The mission of the Club is to expose and address issues related to understanding the process and analysing materials made by this new manufacturing route. To this aim, the Club proposes active exchanges through oral presentations and panel group discussions with members during Club meetings (about 2 per year) and to promote the worldwide networking of academic and industrial members. Literature review and technological survey has been conducted since 2006 and available on the Club website in member restricted area. This privileged space also provides access to presentations and videos.
To apply for registration as a member of Cold Spray Club, simply fill the online application form. This open membership allows attending meetings and accessing the member restricted area of the website. New subscribers will then receive a registered access code. Membership is maintained as long as the member is actively participating in the life of Cold Spray Club, including attending meetings that constitute the heart of the activity of Cold Spray Club.
For the organization of the COLD SPRAY CLUB and logistics necessary to support meetings, the organizers appeal to industrial sponsorship.