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Old 09-18-2017, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by StingRay View Post
There is also a cold process that uses white metals that are sprayed a high velocity and cold weld together on impact. An ambulance manufacturer here in town played with it for a while to use as filler for seams on aluminum ambulance bodies prior to powder coating the entire body. I actually worked at that company 25 years ago. As I recall 15 years ago that system was over $100K. I know the guy that bought it at auction for pennies on the dollar.
This sounds a bit like the build up which occurs during conventional milling of aluminum, versus climb milling.

I'm thinking that the metal spray method would be applied to an already formed panel simply to thicken it enough to regain most of its original strength. Then it might be filed to blend.

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