Lincoln Laser Solutions offers laser cladding services.

Laser Cladding, a fully automated additive process, utilizes a high power laser to create a weld pool and an off axis or coaxial nozzle to inject powdered filler material into the pool. The process is also suited off axis hot wire fill. Laser Cladding, when controlled properly adds material with the least amount of dilution possible by any additive process.

Laser Cladding offers a true metallurgical bond that is 100% dense, with dilution levels as low as 1-2%.

Capabilities

6KW Diode Laser

4KW Diode Laser

4KW Fiber Laser

2KW Fiber Laser

2 6-Axis Robots

Large Work Envelopes (30’x12’x12′)

Coaxial and Off-Axis Cladding Heads

ID Cladding Head capable of cladding IDs as small as 3.25 inches

Variable spot sizes allow for tailoring to individual jobs

Full 3D modeling and CAM control ensures repeatability and accuracy

Off-line simulation for quick and accurate development

Metallic Powder, Cold Wire, and Hot Wire Cladding

Controlled heat input through real-time measurement of melt pool

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Advantages

Minimal dilution is achieved to keep the desired properties of the cladding material

Low heat input, ideal for heat treated alloys

Large powder metal alloy inventory and custom alloy blends

Variable beam size allows for cladding parts of different size/thickness. Laser Hard-facing as little as 0.010″, and as much as 0.060″ per pass

Laser cladding drastically increases lifetime of critical parts

Coating thickness can be applied to near net shape to minimize post process machining

Well suited for robot control which gives excellent process replication

Applications

Oil and gas downhole tooling

Mining, drilling and blasting tools

Motor shaft refurbishment

Wind turbine shaft refurbishment

Plastic injection, compression tool repair and refurbishment

Aerospace component repair and refurbishment