AFRL helps extend serviceability of hydraulic aircraft components
AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate engineer Brian Shivers helps develop and test a new visual inspection procedure to determine the difference between acceptable chafing into cold spray-applied protective coating and wear into underlying B-1 hydraulic tubing. AFRL helped develop, test, and validate the cold spray coating process for the life extension of B-1 aircraft hydraulic lines. (U.S. Air Force photo/John McClure).