SAM Hardfacing Services
Hardfacing techniques are used across a wide variety of industries, most frequently for applications in automotive and oil and gas. Laser hardfacing allows application of welding overlays to a material handling element, which in turn lengthens the product life and helps to reduce wear. Hardfacing means what it says – putting a harder, wear-resistant layer of material onto an existing component.
Using a laser hardfacing process, customers can achieve wear applications for corrosive or non-corrosive environments with impervious overlays by using hardfacing materials like carbides. Overlays for hardfacing can be built from alloys, including iron, nickel, nickel-iron-chrome, or cobalt or composites like tungsten carbide, chrome carbide, or iron carbide.
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Much like laser cladding, laser hardfacing services from Synergy Additive Manufacturing produce thin layers on the surface materials, showcasing low heat input and rapid cooling rates. This leads to a finer microstructure and higher hardness. The hardfacing process also reduces the dilution of the base metal, especially when compared to traditional welding techniques.
This cost effective hardfacing process is ideal for components exposed to high wear scenarios through high heat and friction. The hardfacing process is commonly utilized to reduce wear in drilling and mining components, as well as applications in automotive and oil and gas.
At SAM, our hardfacing process can help increase the time between reapplication, in turn lengthening product lifespan and improving wear resistance. Our team of hardfacing experts can even assist with the hardfacing of forging and shear dies and drilling components.
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