Approximately 4,000 machine shops in North America remanufacture about 1.5 million engines annually by machining core parts back to OEM specifications.
With increased competition and other cost pressures, vehicle fleet operators look to keep their current assets running longer. Supply chain disruptions have caused several shutdowns at vehicle manufacturers, and new engines have been in short supply. New engines are also very expensive compared to remanufactured ones, meaning that engine rebuilding continues to be a viable market. Cold spray technology has proven to be an effective solution for rebuilding engines.
Challenges within this industry come from:
Within the engine remanufacturing operations itself, though, lie challenges with inaccurate inventory forecasting, excess or unavailable inventory, and supply chain bottlenecks. Unpredictable and long processing and wait times are denotable operational challenges as well.
Cold spray technology can repair or improve what already exists, eliminating the need for new components and alleviating the dependence on fluctuating inventory supplies. In other words, components that were unrepairable by other means may be salvaged by cold spray.
For example, cold spray cast iron repairs don’t require any preheating of the part, saving energy and labor cost. Cold spray is solid state and unaffected by gravity so that repairs can be done in any orientation, even straight up. You can repair aluminum castings with minimal prep and repair time.
VRC Metal Systems’ cold spray technology and equipment are cost-efficient, repeatable, and reliable resources with the following added benefits.
VRC Metal Systems is trusted by government organizations and reputable institutions worldwide. With VRC’s High-Pressure Cold Spray systems, you receive expert on-site implementation and maintenance support from highly-trained staff.
If you’re interested in a cost-effective solutions for your engine remanufacturing, request a quote, and one of our Sales Engineers will contact you.
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