Guiding Future Investment
The America Makes Institute was awarded the DoD Wide Cold Spray Technology Roadmap project to develop a DoD integrated Cold Spray roadmap while identifying the current state, common needs and actions, technology investment gaps, and priorities. This project was commissioned by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
Army, Air Force, and Navy – along with contractors and research partners – have been developing and implementing Cold Spray technology for nearly two decades.
Although Cold Spray is in the early stages of implementation, it has been demonstrated to reduce maintenance materials and costs, while increasing readiness. DoD-wide awareness of ongoing and planned Cold Spray programs is critical to expand its applications and benefits.
The DoD integrated roadmap coordinates individual Service investments in Cold Spray technology, and communicates current needs and planned activities, while enhancing collaboration and streamlining efforts. This roadmap identifies common interests across the DoD to facilitate joint strategies and investments.
America Makes partnered with The Barnes Global Advisors to coordinate individual workshops with the Army, Air Force, and Navy (NAVAIR, NAVSEA). Workshop participants included Service-specific research and development, program engineering, and sustainment personnel.
Data gathered during the workshops was analyzed to determine individual Service status, needs, gaps, priorities, and future efforts.
Service-specific data was compared, assessed, and compiled to develop the DoD wide Cold Spray technology roadmap.