In cold spray, feedstock powders are accelerated by supersonic jet with solid phase and deposited onto substrate. Compare with the conventional thermal spray, the coatings have low porosity without oxidation and decomposition. This study examines the effect of the powder compressive strength of each particle on coating deposition characteristics using two types of Ni powders, manufactured in a different process, in cold spray. The result indicated that heat treatment reduced the powder compressive strength, and the decrease of the powder compressive strength was related to the increase of bond strength of particles and deposition efficiency. In addition, it was shown that the powder compressive strength has an influence of deposition mechanism.

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