Laser cladding is the future when it comes to high corrosion resistance. 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 in an extended mix of inter-metallic bonds, available for a wide range of heavy duty performances.
Superb metallurgical bonding
The added metalic bond is sprayed into the melting spot of the substrate, created by the focused energy of laser. This way of fusing materials makes delamination impossible and prevents sub-corrosion.
This is a major advantage compared to many other alternatives of surface treatments.
TopClad ® is an outstanding, unequalled surface treatment for applications in which anti-corrosiveness and wear resistancy is crucial to the operational life time.
Highly corrosion resistant
Unlike many other surface treatments, TopClad ® is a surface treatment that combines an extremely dense, crack-free and non-porous microstructure layer with ductile characteristics. This makes the substrate highly durable in extreme aggressive environments.
The surface hardness depends on the choice of the applied inter-metallic bond. Unlike many other surface treatments, TopClad ® is available in a wide range of alloys and added hard faced carbides, each of which adds unique features, such as surface hardness. Despite that, the new surface remains ductile and non-brittle. As a result, TopClad ® can be applied in a wide range of industries and applications, each with their own specific requirements.
Wear-resistance is closely related to the hardness and toughness of the materials created. In particular, a mix of extraordinary carbides in the inter-metallic bonds influences the balance between hardness and toughness. In this way, a TopClad ® surface is highly resistant to wear and tear.