Laser cladding technology, known also as laser deposition, involves the addition of a specific material to a different surface.
Laser cladding involves feeding a stream of melted powder or wire, generated by a laser source, into a targeted surface. This type of material allows materials to be deposited accurately and with minimal heat input into the underlying substrate.
The laser cladding process allows to improve the durability. Moreover, the technology can be used in order to fix and renew deteriorated surfaces.
Laser deposition is performed using raw materials reduced to powder. The laser melts the surface of the product being processed, while simultaneously adding the powder. Due to the high powered laser, the exposure time is limited, allowing for rapid solidification and cooling times.
Laser cladding advantages
The deposition process can be done with high precision levels.
Wide range of choice concerning the types of materials
Low levels of distortion/deformation
The deposition is perfectly melted with the substrate, showing virtually zero porosity levels
Reduced production times
Low operating and maintenance costs