Oerlikon Metco’s state-of-the-art Laser Coating systems are ideal for both new parts manufacturing and parts repair. We give you more support with laser coating application development and support, training and production enhancement services.
MetcoClad System for Laser Coating
Our MetcoClad systems have the flexibility to develop coating strategies to process a wide variety of workpiece geometries. Customers from general industry to gas turbine suppliers benefit from our long experience in laser coating services and system design expertise.
Choosing Oerlikon Metco as your partner offers much more than a laser coating system supplier. We have years of laser coating manufacturing experience with customers extending to general industry aviation. Combine this with our renowned experience in designing fully integrated, robotic thermal spray systems and have a partner that is your unrivaled reference.
The MetcoClad system combines Oerlikon Metco’s many years of experience in thermal spray equipment and Laser Coating applications. Features and advantages, customer requirements are provided by our own work & workshop experience.
|The MetcoClad system includes:
|Diode laser as energy source for laser coating process
|Oerlikon Metco powder feeding technology took its place in 1990 in Laser Cladding.
|Oerlikon Metco powder nozzles
|Oerlikon Metco Laser Cladding controller for process monitoring
|Robotic use for head guiding and workpiece movement
|Safety cabin and exhaust
|MetcoClad systems contain directly integrated system components
|Simple operability and low error rate
|Reduces installation effort in production
|Machining strategy and wide workpiece geometry machining flexibility
|Multi-dimensional surface coating capability using a single coating strategy (eg “3D cladding”)
|Remote maintenance and customer support that saves time and cost by our engineers
|MetcoClad system setup can be supported by
|Basic information in Laser Cladding education
|Application development and support
|Pilot lot and production augmentation services with our MetcoClad system in Wohlen, Switzerland
|MetcoClad Laser Cladding powders for abrasion, corrosion resistance and general surface creation and restoration
Laser Coating Process
Laser Coating is a welding deposition process and a complementary coating technology for thermal spray. It is increasingly used in place of PTA (Plasma Transfer Arc) welding and is superior to traditional welding methods such as TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) for advanced welding repair applications.
Transaction description: In the laser coating, the laser beam focuses on the workpiece with a selected spot size. The powder coating material is carried from a powder nozzle with an inert gas to the melt pool. The laser optics and dust nozzle are moved on the workpiece surface to form one piece, complete layers or high volume deposits.
|Typical laser power:
|1 – 6 kW
|Typical deposition rate:
|0.1 to 12 kg
|Typical coating thickness:
|0.2 to 4 mm (or more)
|Can be mixed powders (metals, metallic alloys, carbide mixtures)
|Excellent metallurgical bond and completely dense coatings.
|Almost uninterrupted resource aggregation requires very little effort to complete.
|Fewer layers are applied, as the low dilution between the minimally heat-affected area and the substrate and filler causes functional coatings with reduced thickness.
|Long-term weldability of sensitive materials, such as carbon-rich steels or nickel-based superalloys, which are difficult or even impossible to weld using conventional welding methods.
|Thin, homogeneous microstructure resulting from fast solidification rate, which accelerates the wear resistance of carbide coatings.
|Post weld heat treatment often disappears because the small heat affected zone minimizes component stress
|Edge geometries can be covered and created with welded deposits.
|Excellent process stability and repeatability as it is numerically controlled welding process
|Protection against wear and corrosion
|Laser additive manufacturing