Cladding

POWDERscreen measures exactly which metals flow in what quantity into the focus of the laser beam. (Image: Fraunhofer IWS)

New device measures powder flow during laser cladding

The powder meter will improve the quality of the components produced and make the entire production process precisely repeatable

Oerlikon facility at Huntersville, NC (Photo: Business Wire)

Oerlikon’s new laser cladding centre now operational

Laser cladding services are now fully operational at this facility with the ability to offer O.D. and I.D. coatings, as well as laser hardening, pre- and post-machining and inspection services

Rails repairs must be performed in remote areas, rather than in the controlled environment of a factory. (Image: Denis Belitsky/Shutterstock)

Laser cladding technology developed for rail repair

The technology could increase the service life of rails and reduce maintenance time and costs

Formnext 2021

In addition to the entire spectrum of different additive manufacturing processes, Formnext presents an overview of all upstream and downstream processes

Laser Symposium & ISAM 2021

For the eleventh time in a row, Laser Symposium 2021 brings together world's leading laser experts, end-users and newcomers from both industry and academia. With a focus on latest laser developments and their suitability for industrial applications, it offers an ideal platform for scientific and technical exchange on various aspects of laser materials processing.

The combination of wire and powder tested at the Fraunhofer IPT resulted in hardness increases of the material of up to 30 per cent. (Image: Fraunhofer IPT)

Flexible & cost-effective hybrid cladding process developed

The new method is significantly more cost-effective than powder processes while offering greater material flexibility than wire processes

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