Laser Cladding

Laser Cladding

Advantages

  • Minimal heat input and low affection base material.
  • Minimal distortion.
  • Absence of corrosion in the processed area.
  • Minimal damage to the original internal structure of the material.
  • Very high density of the cladding layer, minimal porosity.
  • High precision of layers and stable metal structures are obtained.
  • Local Melting of small areas of the part.
  • Low dilution of the filling material with the substrate.

Laser Cladding

Fields of application

  • Repairs of parts with high added value (errors in manufacturing ratios, superficial cracks, damages during the service, prototype, modifications, etc.).
  • Increase of the service life of parts by means of cladding with high-performance materials (resistant to wear, corrosion, hightemperatures, etc.).
  • Possibility to use cheaper materials which have been reinforced superficially (low alloy steel instruments, locally reinforced high performance alloys).

Characteristics of the process

  • Addition of the material to the entire surface of the part, or either to specific areas of the latter.
  • Cladding layers between 0.1 mm and several cm of height.
  • Metallurgiucal bond between the cladding and the part.
  • Powdered filler material, dragged by means of inert gas.
  • Great variety of filler material (metal alloys, carbides, anti-wearing materials, anti-corrosion materials).
  • Rapid heating and cooling.
  • Processing of practically all metal alloys.
  • Processing of parts or areas with complex geometry.
  • The combination of laser parameters and the three-dimensional movement of the beam, allows us to carry out the material additions following the geometry of the part or specific area of the latter.
  • CAD-CAM systems that generates the laser beam paths, allowing us to carry out the Laser Cladding in an automated way.

 

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