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Laser Cladding

Laser cladding can be applied to high-volume surfacing, complex geometries, irregularly-shaped parts, multidimensional profiles, and threaded areas.

The damaged surface area of the component is machined to precise specifications in preparation for the Laser Cladding process.

Laser Cladding Advantages

  • Selective hardness ranges
  • Various levels of corrosion resistance
  • Matching substrate chemistry
  • Minimal inter-metallic dilution
  • Low heat input
  • Low thermal distortion
  • Narrow heat-affected zone
Swanson Industries Laser Cladding
 

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The machined component is sent to one of Swanson’s laser cladding facilities.

Laser Cladding

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With the cladding process complete, the component is machined to OEM specifications, finished and inspected.

Swanson maintains four high-powered fully automated laser cladding systems with size capabilities of less than 25mm in diameter to 600mm in diameter and up 6m in length.

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This high density, low thermal input process can apply a multitude of surface coatings at specified chemistry with minimal heat effect and dimensional distortion.

Swanson’s component specifications for Laser Cladding:

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6m long

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600mm in diameter


18000 kg

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25mm min. diameter

Exact dimensions available upon consultation

Inside Diameter Restoration, Gear and Irregular Shape Restorations

Swanson’s highly capable laser cladding stations can perform Inside Diameter Restoration, Gear and Irregular Shape Restorations.

Laser Cladding can also be utilized to resurface worn or damaged cylinders, rolls and pistons to prime working condition.

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Highly-Engineered to OEM Standards for Rigorous Applications in the Mining, Mobile, Industrial and Marine Markets