ASB Industries Achieves FAA Repair Station Certification Status

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18 July 2012—ASB Industries, Inc., has been granted Repair Station Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). FAA Repair Station Certification grants ASB approval for contract maintenance and repair of aircraft and aircraft components for airlines and other FAA-regulated entities.

ASB Industries, Inc.

ASB Industries is an industry-leading single-source provider or cold spray and thermal spray coating services. The company’s coating processes improve the efficiency and extend the working life of their customers’ parts and equipment. Based inBarberton,Ohio, ASB prides themselves on creating customized coating solutions to match each customers’ unique specifications. Since 1946, they have provided comprehensive, turnkey coating services for a wide range of industries.

ASB’s high pressure cold spray research and development efforts provided the focus needed to achieve this important FAA certification. The company’s advancement of the fundamental physics and science involved led to advanced techniques for the rebuilding and reclamation of structurally sound magnesium gear box components used in rotorcraft and other aerospace equipment. This cost-effective repair method allows expensive magnesium components to be economically and efficiently repaired via the high pressure cold spray process.

ASB Industries’ equipment and material development advancements were necessary for FAA inspectors to fully understand and accept the cold spray process as a viable repair method. Many European and Australian companies had already embraced cold spray repair for military aircraft, as it had proved to be an exceptional repair method thanks to the material purity, bond strength, and fundamental material properties provided.

The United States Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration issued ASB Industries’ Air Agency Certificate (Certificate Number 4SBR037C) on 1 June 2012.

For more information on ASB Industries and their cold spray and thermal spray coating services, visit them online at https://www.asbindustries.com.

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