Cold Spray is a material-deposition process whereby mixtures of metallic and nonmetallic particulates are used to form a coating or freestanding structure by means of ballistic impingement upon a substrate. The Cold Spray process is applicable to corrosion-resistant coatings (zinc and aluminum), dimensional restoration and repair (nickel, stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum), wear-resistant coatings (chromium carbide – nickel chromium, tungsten carbide – cobalt, and tungsten copper), electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of components and structures, and field repair of components and systems.
- Main Gas Stagnation Pressure 100-500 psi
- Gas Temperature 0-1300ºF
- Main Gas Flow Rate 30-100 CFM
- Powder Feed Rate 10 to 30 pounds/hour
- Particle Velocity 300-1500 m/sec.
- Particle Size 1-50um diameter
VRC Metal Systems is an advanced materials processing technology manufacturer and commercialization partner of Cold Spray systems. We focus on metal deposition and joining technologies like Cold Spray, Laser Powder Deposition, Friction Stir Welding, and Advanced 6-axis motion and control technologies using a patented Flexible Robotic Environment (FRE) controls. We provide custom state-of-the-art solutions for repair and refurbishment of high value components and for manufacturers to transition these technologies into new or existing product lines.