Laser cladding is a process to apply metal and metal-ceramics coatings using a laser as tool for precise impact of base and an additive materials.
The laser beam in a very thin top layer melts base material and an additive metal or metal-ceramics material compositions to create a protective coating.
Main advantages of the process:
- Strong metallurgical bond with the base material;
- Minimal thermal impact without structural or geometrical damage to the base component;
- Very low dilution between base material and additive composition what leaves in coating excellent initial properties of additive metal or metal-ceramics composition;
- Precise thickness control.