Laser Cladding

Definition - What does Laser Cladding mean?

Laser cladding is a process to perform overlay welding through the use of a laser instead of an arc. It deposits a substrate material, known as a clad, which serves as a support material for repairs, wear prevention and corrosion resistance.

Corrosionpedia explains Laser Cladding

Laser cladding has several practical benefits when correctly applied to a metal surface for the purposes of dimensional restoration, wear and corrosion prevention, laser additive manufacturing or other applications. Such benefits include cost effectiveness, high accuracy and no flaking or peeling.

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