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 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.
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:
600mm in diameter
25mm min. diameter
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.