ENHANCED THROUGH LASER CLADDING
SAM’s laser cladding services surface enhancement applications typically involve the addition of a wear resistant and/or corrosion resistant layer on the substrate material. When compared to other techniques, laser cladding produces significantly lower heat input to the substrate, resulting in minimal distortion and minimal dilution of the coating into the parent metal. In today’s market, laser cladding outperforms conventional TIG welding methods. Greater wear resistance is achieved through laser cladding using carbide coatings due to rapid solidification.
Our laser cladding capabilities at SAM include a maximum part diameter of 5 feet (1.52 m), a maximum length of 20 feet (6.1 m), and a maximum weight of 15,500 pounds (7000 kg). Laser cladding at Synergy Additive Manufacturing is frequently used for wear and corrosion resistance on oil drilling tools, extrusion components, dies, and hydraulic rods, as well as dimensional restoration of machine tool components.