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Mold release method for a cold spray process

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A method for making parts in conjunction with a mold having a negative shape of the part. The mold is coated with a release agent and thereafter the part material is deposited on the release agent in the mold by gas dynamic cold spray. Thereafter, the release agent is separated from both the mold and the part either thermally, chemically, or mechanically.

Inventors: 
Trexler, Matthew D.; Champagne, Victor K.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2012-09-24
Grant Date: 
2013-11-19
Grant time: 
421 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
7
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY