Use MELD to Coat
There are a lot of options for applying metal coatings onto metal parts. Almost all of them involve melting metal so that it can be sprayed. MELD can apply coatings without melting them to get all the benefits of solid state processing, including bigger and better components that are manufactured faster and with materials of your choice.
MELD is an excellent choice for coatings because it creates a metallurgical bond between the coating and the part. The bond is so powerful, it can’t be broken even under extreme stress.
The example below shows tantalum (Ta) and niobium (Nb), very strong refractory materials, coated with copper. The flat coated sample was bent into a U shape. No cracks or delamination occurred even after the bond was tested this way in every axis possible.