What Are Antifouling Hull Coatings?

Fouling is the deposition and accumulation of unwanted material on surfaces exposed to fluids. These unwanted deposits can include scale, insoluble salts, proteins, bacteria, algae, zebra mussels, and other aquatic organisms. Fouling is an issue, not only for marine vessels but also for heat exchangers, cooling towers, piping, or any industrial equipment subject to stagnant… Continue reading What Are Antifouling Hull Coatings?

Enhanced Aircraft Sheet Metal Construction and Repair

In aerospace, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) is expensive and time-consuming, but there are new ways to reduce repair costs and downtime while maintaining safety and durability. VRC Metal Systems’ high-pressure cold spray adds fresh, solid metal without melting anything. It can be used to repair and enhance parts, decreasing the need for parts replacement.… Continue reading Enhanced Aircraft Sheet Metal Construction and Repair

Improve Base Material with VRC’s High-Pressure Cold Spray

Metal components are often susceptible to corrosion, thinning, or fatigue as a part accumulates more and more service hours. However, VRC Metal Systems can help you implement technology to restore those metal pieces and structures through high-pressure cold spray equipment. With this technology, you can save and repair your damaged components, potentially leaving them even… Continue reading Improve Base Material with VRC’s High-Pressure Cold Spray

Use of Cold Spray to Improve Hydropower

Hydropower is a sustainable renewable energy source that can power homes, factories, and cities. It has been one of the world’s cheapest energy sources and used for over one hundred years. One of the challenges to maintaining hydropower equipment is the effect of cavitation erosion on the turbines. Cold spray technology can mitigate and prevent… Continue reading Use of Cold Spray to Improve Hydropower

How Mobile Cold Spray Repair Can Help Shipyards Save Money

Thousands of ships continually sail the oceans to move people and goods. Just like any other machine a ship requires frequent maintenance and repairs. Every two years or so, ships dock in your shipyard for assessment and repair. A unique challenge that other means of transport don’t face is the sheer corrosiveness of the ocean.… Continue reading How Mobile Cold Spray Repair Can Help Shipyards Save Money

Overview of On-site Installation and Integration of VRC Metal Systems

VRC Metal Systems is the leader in high-pressure cold spray technology. We serve several sectors, including aerospace, defense, energy, and the transport sector. Our cold spray systems are used as part of the heavy equipment engine remanufacturing process, and we support and perform shipyard repairs. Do you think you could benefit from cold spray coating… Continue reading Overview of On-site Installation and Integration of VRC Metal Systems

Check Out Our New Metal Powder Spray Nozzle

VRC’s High Pressure Cold Spray technology makes a lot of repair projects simpler and quicker, including aiding the Air Force in repairing aircraft parts. It even makes it possible to repair parts that are unrepairable by other means. Its efficiency has brought a lot of value to the industry since its discovery, and we just… Continue reading Check Out Our New Metal Powder Spray Nozzle

The Dangers of Surface Coating Repair

Surface coating repair is a dangerous industry. Depending on the materials you are working with and your level of expertise, surface coating jobs pose extreme hazards. The dangers you face on the job may even become life-threatening.  With so many surface coating options available, numerous hazards are present. You need to keep yourself and your… Continue reading The Dangers of Surface Coating Repair

How to Choose the Best Corrosion Resistant Coating

The best corrosion resistant coating will protect against surface damage while standing the test of time. Corrosion resistant coatings need to prove strong against fatigue and environmental stressors. VRC Metal Systems is committed to helping you find the best solution to fight against surface corrosion. A variety of common environmental stressors cause corrosion: A humid… Continue reading How to Choose the Best Corrosion Resistant Coating

Aerospace Repair with Cold Spray 101

While air travel saw a dramatic decline in 2020, the demand is picking up again and is expected to increase beyond previous highs. With economical challenges and increased demand for aircraft availability, the need for efficient aerospace repair options is higher than ever before. Unfortunately, traditional aircraft repair processes can be slow and costly, leading… Continue reading Aerospace Repair with Cold Spray 101