Progress


The activities of the CORSAIR project are being organized across a three-year period in order to realize a deep investigation upon the capabilities and limitations of Cold Spray repair technology in aeronautics.

During the first year of development (01/06/2013-31/05/2014) activities included the collection and definition of industrial (end-user) requirements for the aeronautical parts to be repaired by Cold spray. Laboratory work also included the realization of simulation models to give the basis for technological developments, as well as the study of electro-chemical properties with respect to different alloys (Al, Mg, Ti). Finally, studies on the optimization of feedstock powders are being realized. An inner coating device has already been developed while work on the design of innovative nozzles and the mobile repairing system are progressing. An overview of the project’s development for Year 1 is presented in detail here.

During the second year of development (01/06/2014-31/05/2015), the partners are narrowing down on the key parameters and the definition of optimized designs and processes. The CORSAIR Portable Cold Spray Unit is being developed using novelty designs for optimized performance. The developed technologies (equipment and feedstock) are being tested by the partners, providing a very positive feedback on the overall performance. An overview of the project’s development for Year 2 is presented in detail here.

During the final year of development (01/06/2015-31/05/2016), the partners focused on repair processes of test samples and real-life industrial scenarios. An overview of the project’s development during these months is presented in detail here.