Laser cladding is a relatively new process used to repair damaged equipment components and to improve its corrosion and wear resistance. Laser cladding uses a high‐energy laser beam to melt a metal powder onto a metal substrate resulting in the formation of a high-quality coating.
The repair of equipment’s has been proven to be successful by laser cladding due to the low heat input of the laser process and the high quality of the resulting laser-clad coating in terms of metallurgical bonding to the substrate and high coating density.
Why and when should you use laser cladding?
- Higher performance, less effort
- Best technique for coating any surface to increase lifetime of wearing parts
- Avoid equipment downtime through preventive maintenance
- Reduced cost associated with replacing worn equipment by repairing and enhancing its longevity
- Better for the Environment by repairing rather than replacing