Using high power fiber lasers in cladding leads to increased functionality, extends the lifetime or restores damage of processed parts. Lasers act as a heat source during the process where a protective metal coating (like tungsten carbide) is applied onto a processed surface.
Depending on material used, applied coating can enhance:
- wear resistance
This process is widely used to extend lifetime of worn parts in machinery industry. It can be combined with a laser cleaning techniques for increased adhesion and reduced porosity. Due to a high stability of Everfoton fiber lasers, the process is consistent and repeatable and can be easily automated.