Coatings play a significant role in design, function, operation, and durability of defense related assets. Coatings are used in almost all components and all assembled aerospace and defense products. To protect and to enhance the bulk properties of metallic and composite/plastic/rubber materials from elements of environment and space, water/light/chemicals, mechanical damage and to provide novel functionalities, coatings are the most economical and practical methods.
Corrosion protection, reflectivity, thermal barrier, radar transparency and signature are among the most important functionalities that are attained by coatings. This presentation (workshop) will discuss types and functionalities of the latest coatings materials specifically used for military and commercial aerospace, satellites, assets, and parts. Additionally, selection criteria, of Smart and Responsive coatings such as, self-healing, fatigue and degradation sensing, anti-icing etc., as well as trends in application will be discussed.
- Learn the availability of latest novel technologies with improved performance, functionality, and durability of manufactured parts and end products
- Develop in-dept knowledge of materials properties, functionality, tolerance levels and safeguarding techniques
- Learn, what works, what does not and develop rational justification for selecting materials for specific functionality and properties with reduced complexity and costs.