A mix of extraordinary carbides in the inter-metallic bonds influences the balance between hardness and toughness. TopClad® surface is highly resistant to wear and tear.More information
TopClad® high speed laser cladding
TopClad® is a unique laser surface treatment with a proven track record in heavy duty applications for demanding industries. By means of focused low-energy input, provided by laser technology, a selection of inter-metallic bonds of materials is melted to the substrate.
Depending on the choice of the inter-metallic bonds, highly dedicated surface improvements can be achieved, for example highly anti-corrosive and wear-resistant surfaces. Due to thorough laboratory and field testing, TopClad® is available for a wide range of heavy duty performances.
Benefits of laser cladding:
√ No subcorrosion or delamination
√ Reduction of cost of ownership
√ Capacity for XXL components
√ Sustainable process
√ No chemicals involved
1 February 2019
In cooperation with Damen Shipyard and Bureau Veritas we have managed to successfully passed the criteria which have been set by our client. Our TopClad Tardisphere layer has been successfully applied on 2 off shafts with base material SS431. With this milestone TopClad is moving forward and pushing towards laser cladding of variety of materials8 January 2019
In close collaboration with Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, TopClad® has recently completed the first phase of overhauling 2 propeller shafts of the “Gavdos” vessel using the TopClad® laser technology. The propeller shafts, made of 1.4418 – 10088-QT900 material, were worn at the bearing places under the heavy duty application. By applying the TopClad® Tardisphere (225 μm11 November 2017
Following our Multi Alloy Solution (MAS) newsletter, which we informed you about in 2017, we hereby inform you about some unique alloys as a selection from our wide TopClad® range. Slide Based on a unique aluminium bronze matrix, Slide offers a combination of wear and fretting resistance. Due to the carefully chosen elements, dry running11 July 2017