Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing: What are Current Cold Spray Trends?

This article looks at the cold spray process, its advantages; and takes a brief look at where the technology is headed. To find out more about cold spray additive manufacturing or discuss your coatings requirements in more detail, contact the team at Cold Spray. What is the Cold Spray Process? VRC’s high-pressure cold spray works… Continue reading Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing: What are Current Cold Spray Trends?

What Are the Limitations of Cold Spray?

The use of high pressure cold spray for metal deposition has skyrocketed since the process was invented in Russia in the 1980s. Unlike conventional repair methods like welding, cold spray is a solid-state method. It does not heat the material to its melting point.  A process like this can extend operating life through reliable repairs… Continue reading What Are the Limitations of Cold Spray?

The Difference Between Cold Spray Systems and Thermal Spray Systems

Today, many industries are still using thermal spray systems instead of cold spray systems to repair and update equipment. However, the thermal spray system is a more traditional approach that has been in use for more than 100 years.  If you’re looking for a more modern and innovative way to repair your original equipment, you’ll… Continue reading The Difference Between Cold Spray Systems and Thermal Spray Systems

The History of Cold Spray Technology

Cold Spray was a Soviet discovery. The cold spray process originated from research studies conducted in the Soviet Union in the 1980s.  The researchers responsible for the discovery were working at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, Siberia.  Those who have followed… Continue reading The History of Cold Spray Technology

What Is Cold Spray Used For?

Have you heard of cold spray and wondered how it might apply to your industry? Are you searching for an easier or faster way to make metal surface repairs? Cold spray metal repair might just be the ticket.  Because of its ease and flexibility, cold spray metal repair is useful across a wide variety of… Continue reading What Is Cold Spray Used For?

What Is Cold Spray?

If you are familiar with the thermal spray industry, then you have heard of cold spray manufacturing. Cold spray is the lowest temperature thermal spray and has the highest velocity of all the spray processes. But what makes the use of cold spray manufacturing essential? If you are starting a new project or using cold… Continue reading What Is Cold Spray?

Cold Spray Terminology For Beginners

Industries that use cold spray for metal repairs throw around a lot of terms. But what can you do when you’re just starting out in the field? Let’s take a closer look at cold spray terminology for beginners. According to the cold spray experts at VRC Metal Systems: “Cold spray, referred to as supersonic particle deposition,… Continue reading Cold Spray Terminology For Beginners

What Industries Use Cold Spray Technology For Repairs?

When it comes to metal repairs, cold spray technology is increasingly popular within many industries and has become common for repairs.

6 Advantages Of The Cold Spray Coating Process

Repairing or replacing equipment can be costly and time-consuming. The cold spray coating process can reduce or eliminate downtime and provide other benefits.