Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing Equi-Molar Materials (MEMs)
MEMs are a new design for alloys where the material is composed of many elements in equal proportions. These materials can have a wide range of useful microstructural and mechanical properties. Cold spray additive manufacturing is a potential method for producing MEMs in near net shape structures and coatings. Cold spray additive manufacturing is a process in which powder materials are deposited without melting onto a solid surface, producing thick, wrought coatings up to 50mm. This aims to understand the effects of process and material parameters on the behaviour of cold sprayed MEMs. Future applications include wear and corrosion resistant coatings and repair of damaged components.