The wear and tear of machinery is a common and costly issue faced in heavy industries like mining, oil, and defence. Using lasers and metal powders to repair the surface of compromised parts offers many benefits. The laser interacts with the metal powders to create a tough cladding that’s fused metallurgically to the surface you’re repairing. The result? Extended lifetime and increased durability of the part. Learn more about our custom solutions here
Heavy industries, such as automotive, aviation, mining and power generation, deal with a lot of compromised machinery. Your clients have 2 options—they can replace the machinery at great cost and waste. Or repair it.
At approximately a third of the price of new parts, you can return them, a repaired part using laser cladding. This is incredibly cost-effective for your clients, making your services an attractive proposition. And they also get a part that’s stronger and tougher than the original.
Laser cladding has fundamental differences when compared to other cladding technologies such as thermal spray, plasma coating, or arc welding. Using a Laserline high power diode system, a new surface layer is created with a different material to the substrate (the underlying surface).
A dense, pore-free, and extremely hard surface is firmly bonded, with little or no distortion to the part. This is critical to the types of industry that require this service, such as mining and power generation.
Laser-cladding can extend the life of parts where other traditional methods would fail. This helps save resources and the planet.
It’s an environmentally friendly option that reduces the disposal of old parts and the creation of brand new ones every time something is worn. Working at the scale required by heavy industry, the potential amount of wasted machinery that can be saved is immense.
Laser cladding is performed on components such as small engine parts, aircraft components, turbine blades and mining tooling. New parts of this kind can be hard and time-consuming to get into Australia or New Zealand. Heavy industry can’t afford to wait. Offering quality repairs on large items can help grow your business.
Raymax Lasers offer some of the world’s best laser solutions for laser cladding from Laserline GmbH. There are 2 types of laser that are suitable—the fiber-coupled LDF diode laser and direct diode lasers. We can help you determine which laser is best suited to your needs.
Beyond the superior products we supply, you’ll also get access to factory-trained engineers to assist with the installation, material interaction processes and ongoing support to keep you running.
We make laser light work for you. We’ve spent over 30 years demonstrating what’s possible with lasers. In doing so, we’ve helped modernise Australian and New Zealand industries. You’ll be working with a team of physicists and factory-trained engineers—leaders in the supply of laser solutions and photonics equipment. We’re experts in material interaction research. Wherever possible, you’ll be introduced to new technology that can improve operation in ways you might not have imagined possible.