VRC showcases latest developments in its Cold Spray maintenance and repair system to US Senator

September 7, 2023

September 7, 2023

VRC Metal Systems recently welcomed South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds for a tour of the company’s facility (Courtersy VRC Metal Systems)
VRC Metal Systems recently welcomed South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds for a tour of the company’s facility (Courtersy VRC Metal Systems)

VRC Metal Systems, a developer of advanced cold spray technologies based in Box Elder, South Dakota, USA, recently welcomed South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds for a tour of the company’s facility. The team at VRC Metal Systems is currently developing equipment that will be used to quickly repair and maintain aircraft, ahead of the scheduled arrival of a number of B21 bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base next year.

VRC showcased the latest updates to its Cold Spray machines, to be used by the military to coat and repair a variety of vehicles, from cars to aircraft. VRC’s initial version of these machines was stationary and cumbersome for soldiers to use. During the tour, VRC employees showed Senator Rounds the changes that have been made to the machine’s design and explained how these improvements are better than previous versions.

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“What these capabilities are and the fact that they’re mobile and the fact that you’ve got young men and women who wear the uniform that can operate them, this is a game changer for us and this can save us a huge amount of time and it means that equipment that’s in the field can get back into service more quickly,” shared Senator Rounds.

These machines are expected to be in use by the time the B21s arrive at Ellsworth, with the hope of making the job of maintaining the bombers more streamlined.


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