Slow Mo Guys and Cold Spray

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The Slow Mo Guys came to GE Global Research in Niskayuna to film our researchers demonstrate a process called “cold spray”, in which metal powders are sprayed at high velocities to build a part or add material to repair an existing part. GE researchers are exploring this 3D painting technology as an alternate way to repair or coat parts involved in oil and gas drilling and turbo machinery. To see the process on film, the Slow Mo Guys spray copper particles 10 times bigger than normally used for this process.