American Cladding Technologies stands at the forefront of the fast-growing field of laser metal deposition, LMD ― also known as laser cladding.
American Cladding Technologies specializes in waste to energy WTE , power production, the aerospace industry, the valve industry, pumps, locomotives and industrial gas turbines. American Cladding Technologies is known for delivering technological advances to the field.
What Makes American Cladding Technologies Different?
Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) is not a niche offering for us…. it’s what we do. Constantly striving to stay at the forefront of this fast-growing technology has resulted in a full staff dedicated to the science of LMD. This expertise ranges from metallurgical sample evaluations to custom LMD equipment designs.
Helping you through feasibility, qualification, serial production and up to onsite vertical integration is our daily routine.
With annual powder deposition amounts now exceeding 32 tons, we’ve learned how to help you stay successful. We currently offer 24 hour/day LMD work cells whose part capacity ranges from ounces to multiple tons that are over 40 feet in length.
•Hard-facing overlays: Laser hard-facing applies a harder, tougher material to a base metal to improve wear performance and extend service life.
•Corrosion resistant overlays: A thick layer (3 mm or 1/8 in.) of coating is applied to the surface of equipment to provide a corrosion- and erosion-resistant surface.
•Original material restoration: Laser metal deposition can be used to restore the original dimensions of a component for parts that are expensive to replace or are no longer available.
Our Services (continued)
•Boss / profile buildups: Using laser metal deposition, we can build up rough profiles (up to 3.5” thick) that can be machined to final dimensions.•Component repairs: Our processes can repair expensive components damaged through mis-machining, saving the cost of manufacturing a new part.
•Internal Diameter (ID) Cladding: ID cladding applies corrosion and wear-resistant coatings to the internal surfaces of tubes, pipes and other hard-to-reach places.
•R&D / feasibility studies: Our in-house laboratory provides an array of testing and consulting services, including applications lab day. Customers can spend a day on-site working with our engineers and technicians during the development phase of their project.
Partial list of additive alloys for L
Low Alloy Steel: 4130 | 4140 | 4340 | H-13
Stainless: 304 | 309 | 316 | 347 | 410 | 420 | 15-5PH | 17-4PH
Cobalt Alloys: Stellite 6 | 21 | 31 | 75
Ni Alloys: Inconel 622 | 625 | 718 | Waspaloy | Hastelloy X
Bronze: Nickel bronze | Aluminum bronze
Titanium: Ti-6Al4V | CP
Others: Tungsten carbides | Chrome carbides | various, proprietary alloys
Equipment and Systems
•Our equipment experts can design laser cladding systems for vertical integration into your production line.
•Our systems incorporate the latest developments in motion control, laser technology and process controls.
•We will guide and support you through the entire process, including training and field service support.
•Our systems offer flexibility for processing a wide range of workpiece geometries and cladding strategies, including the capability to clad multi-dimensional surfaces
American Cladding Technologies
15 International Drive
East Granby, CT 06026 United States of American
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Laser Metal Deposition
Laser metal deposition (LMD) is an additive manufacturing process in which a laser beam forms a melt pool on a metallic substrate, into which powder is fed.
The powder melts to form a deposit that is fusion-bonded to the substrate. The required geometry is built up in this way, layer by layer. Both the laser and nozzle from which the powder is delivered are manipulated using a gantry system or robotic arm.