Project Announcement: Logistics Framework for On-Demand Delivery of Powders Used in Cold Spray Repair & Sustainment

The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create a strong supply base of qualified cold spray powders that can meet the truly “on demand” nature required for rapid repair, sustainment, and spare parts replacement activities necessary to keep the US leading the cold spray revolution. Specifically, it will create an effective forecast and predictive model for both supply and demand of powders; demonstrate utilization of a clear and concise standard for cold spray powders that can be reasonably adopted by both the defense and commercial sectors; establish standard procurement processes for buying standardized cold spray powders; and create an enhanced demand signal by demonstrating cold spray powders for both repair and sustainment coatings as well as near-net spare parts supply.

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