Researchers at Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) met with colleagues from RIT Dubai on October 9, 2017 to review a cold spray additive manufacturing process at GIS. Cold spray is a relatively new additive process used to restore material on used or damaged components which would otherwise be scrapped and recycled or landfilled. GIS researchers Nabil Nasr, Mike Thurston, Gerry Hurley and Mark Walluk developed several novel methods to validate results from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models created by counterparts at RIT Dubai, Mohamed Samaha, professor of mechanical engineering and Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji, chair of the mechanical and industrial engineering department. This collaboration has provided great insight into the physics behind this new additive process and highlighted opportunities on how to enhance the cold spray technology in the future.
caption for photo: Nabil Nasr, Gerry Hurley and Dr. Ghalib Kahwaji