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    Cold spray metal additive repair technique - GIF

    Cold spray metal additive repair technique. Here repairing a jet engine turbine blade.



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    I saw this process about 18 years ago in Santa Rosa, CA. To show how cool the spray was the operator sprayed one side of a business card and then passed it around for us to touch. You could even bend the card. You can spray just about any metallic material that can be made into wire form. On this day they were spraying zinc on a 1932 Ford fender that looked like swiss cheese. I was truely amazed at how well it turned out! A little metal finishing and some sanding and the fender looked fantastic!
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    Gee with that we could make a true Tin Man!(Wizard of Oz)....Anyone have plans?

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    What is amazing to me is the ~10 axis motion between the 2 bots...who programmed that for a shape critical, balanced Turbine blade! Holy Kadoodle!

    I've seen this before too and it is an amazing tech...removing the necessity of a vacuum chamber and sputtering equipment of days gone by. Even with the robots this probably costs the same as the original in today's duckets and so much more precise. If memory serves me right I think RR developed the tech back when. Full production additive now.


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