Cold spraying consists in depositing a variety of metals as dense coatings onto metal surfaces. Indeed, copper, stainless steel, nickel, chromium, aluminum, cobalt, titanium, niobium and other metals can all be deposited, as well as metal alloys according to these base-metals and braze powders. The particle-substrate contact time, contact temperature and contact area upon impact are parameters influencing physico-chemical and mechanical bonds. The resultant bonding arose from plastic deformation and temperature at the interface which illustrates why metal coating cannot be sprayed onto rough ceramic substrates. Laser surface texturing has been used as prior treatment to create specific topography. Metal-ceramic has demonstrated a non-deformation of the substrate minimizing intimate bonds. Particle compressive states indicate anchoring mechanisms for laser textured surfaces. Consequently, cold spraying parameters depend on the target material and a methodology can be established with particle parameters (diameters, velocities, temperatures) and particle/substrate properties to adapt the surface topography. Mechanical adhesion is a key issue in cold spray process. As a result, laser surface texturing is a promising tool to adapt the surface to improve adhesion. Metallization process can be achieved.

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