1 May 2017

Industrial Lasers magazine features LCV's Laser Cladding

High-speed laser cladding makes wear-resistant coatings more cost-efficient

Premium coating alternative is more affordable than conventional techniques such as chromium, flame spraying, and hard-facing 

Cladding is a proven technique for applying wear-resistant metal coatings. The innovative technique is gaining popularity, thanks to its adhesion (metallurgical) and wear resistance that outperform conventional methods.

Many companies—including DEME, VCST, and Samsonite—count on Laser Cladding Venture (LCV; Opglabbeek, Belgium) to apply laser cladding in diverse metal alloys. Besides the quality advantages of laser cladding, LCV also targets maximum cost savings by introducing its high-speed coating process. The company controls the technology of applying coating layers faster, which allows high-speed laser cladding to increase productivity and significantly reduce the cost of the layers.

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