Control corrosion, extend mining equipment life with laser cladding

Like most industries, the mining industry faces significant costs from corrosion.  One study conducted in China estimated that direct corrosion costs in coal mining were 84.70 billion RMB ($13.4 billion), representing 4.67% of the total annual production value of coal. 

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Laser cladding combats corrosion in the oil and gas industry

Corrosion is a massive problem across all industries. NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) estimates the global cost of corrosion at $2.5 trillion a year.  The oil and gas industry represents a big chunk of these costs with its complex and challenging production techniques and the[...]

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Laser cladding – powerful wear and corrosion solutions for Power Generation

Harsh environments are a fact of life in the power generation industry.  Equipment is subjected to all kinds of abuse, from high temperatures and high pressure to fuel that is highly corrosive and erosive. 

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Using laser metal deposition for embedding components 



The need for process monitoring or temperature control of components has become an increasing challenge as numerous industries push their technological boundaries. Examples of these components include thermocouples, accelerometers, heating coils and cooling channels.

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Think laser cladding is expensive? Think again.

We hear this one quite often:  “I’m interested in laser cladding, but it’s too expensive compared to other processes.”  Not true – laser cladding can be very cost competitive.  Let me explain why.

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Extend boiler tube life with laser metal deposition


One of the harshest operating environments in the power generation industry is within the boilers at waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities.  Between high temperatures, high pressure, and fuel that is highly corrosive and erosive, WTE boiler components like superheater tubes and platens need to be[...] Read More

Laser cladding extends the life of soot blower lances

Six years ago, American Cladding Technologies helped develop a laser applied coating for superheater tubes that not only increased superheater life by a factor of four times, but also helped reduce flue gas debris buildup on the superheater tubes. The result: one customer was able to reduce[...]

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Repairing a coaxial nozzle for laser cladding

After repairs to the coaxial nozzle (above), our testing shows a fully aligned stream of powder exiting the nozzle.

We just wrapped up another successful project: repairing a coaxial nozzle used for laser cladding at a reduced cost and lead time for our customer, who previously had to ship the[...]

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A quick look at laser hardfacing

Here’s a quick look at our latest project on the shop floor:  we’re taking a flat steel plate and applying a laser hardfacing to it.  The hardface coating will protect the sheet from impact and improve its wear performance.  This type of thin sheet metal with a hardface coating can be used in[...]

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We're getting our FAA certification for MRO work

In response to customer requests, we’ve begun the process of obtaining our FAA certification to perform laser metal deposition for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work for the aerospace industry.   This certification will enable us to perform a number of aircraft repair applications, from[...]

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