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Military Industry Overview

VRC Metal Systems vows “to be a global leader in cold spray and advanced manufacturing process technologies.” Including helping our U.S. military and the Department of Defense. Cold spray technology is a money-saver for military equipment.

The military has decommissioned expensive aircraft, military equipment, and vehicles due to corrosion or wear damage that requires costly repairs. Often the corrosion damage is seemingly minor but has put the part outside of acceptable tolerances. At the same time the parts cannot be repaired with traditional methods, and replacement parts might be unavailable. As a consequence expensive assets are unavailable for use, affecting combat readiness, and presenting a needless economic waste.

With VRC’s Cold Spray technology, also known as supersonic particle deposition otherwise unrepairable equipment can be repaired with this minimally invasive procedure, bringing assets back into service.

Challenges For Military Repairs

The military routinely ships equipment across many countries, climates, and conditions that are less than ideal for optimum maintenance. Exposure to salt water, sand storms, fluctuations in weather patterns, or extreme temperatures can quickly wear and corrode metals, even corrosion resistant ones such as aluminum. This in turn can render parts unusable. Aluminum can be heat sensitive and warp if welded. High-strength steels may be difficult or impossible to weld. Weld repairs may also cause cracking tendencies.

The cost of repairing military equipment can also exceed what is financially feasible. As such, so many high-value aircraft, vehicles, and other equipment populate the boneyard until better repair options become available.

Having the proper mission-capable equipment is vital to the success of our military. Equipment that is out of commission may severely impact what they are there to do.

How VRC Solves Military Repair Issues

Cold spray technology enables the military to restore tolerance and damaged parts to a fully functional state and bring them new life. Corroded parts, weakened material, and other common repair problems are no match for cold spray technology. Cold spray is a solid-state materials deposition technology that minimizes heat input. No preheating is required, nor are heat-affected zones formed.

Repairing with cold spray is cost-effective and helps overcome many challenges that maintenance personnel encounter. Improvements in small spaces are no problem since parts can be fixed in place, not removed, repaired, and then replaced, as is the typical process.

Alleviate safety and environmental concerns with cold spray technology. There are no toxic fumes in the work environment and minimal emissions to the climate.

VRC Metal Systems has perfected the technology. Although it does not fit the bill in every case, it has saved the military millions of dollars in repair costs or lost inventory.

Reach out to VRC Metal Systems today to find out how you can make cold spray technology work for you. 

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