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Coatings

Coatings are more than paint. Emerging coating processes are modifying the surface of metals to enhance their performance in exciting new ways.

Why Coatings?

  • Reduce corrosion
  • Enhance durability
  • Enhance performance
  • Allow for new uses of lightweight materials
  • Reduce production costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Reduce use of expensive of toxic chemicals currently in use

Pillar Leader
Rudolph Buchheit, The Ohio State University

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Joining and Assembly

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Coatings

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Novel/Agile Processing

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Thermo-mechanical Processing

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Powder Processing

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Melt Processing

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