Expanded laser cladding portfolio at Fabtech

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Westbury, NY - Sulzer Metco introduced its expanded group of laser cladding and thermal spray products at Fabtech held earlier this week in Chicago, including MetcoClad-Systems, laser cladding systems that can be customized to meet individual manufacturer needs for processing a variety of component sizes, geometries and weights.

Combining 20 years of cladding experience with long-standing thermal spray systems design expertise, the tailored system ensures wear and corrosion resistance for both new part manufacturing and component repair. Sulzer Metco provides full application development support, technician training, production ramp-up and after-sales services, ensuring a quick start up. The company’s laser cladding systems also possess three-dimensional geometry capabilities, including CAM software tools for customized applications.

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Sulzer Metco also offered a complete portfolio of laser cladding powders, which are highly reproducible, allowing technicians to consistently repeat welding quality and expedite production. The company’s plasma transferred arc powder products improve the function and service life of components exposed to harsh corrosive and wear conditions. For repairing worn components, Sulzer Metco’s powders are formulated to match the substrate chemistry of a component, creating a durable coating layer highly resistant to environmental stress. These include Amdry superalloy materials, which are gas atomized for consistent composition and repeatable results.

In addition, PlasmaDur hard-facing products protect parts exposed to high abrasion, erosion and impact wear for a variety of industries, such as mining, oil and gas exploration and drilling, agriculture, and brick and masonry production. PlasmaDur is tailored for specific earth formations, silts and gravel content for dependable protection against corrosion and wear erosion. Sulzer Metco also offers its WokaDur line of weld hardface products, which can be adapted to meet precise application requirements for premium wear and abrasion resistance in high-stress environments. These carbide-containing products include weld wire, rods and electrodes, and can be used in manual (stick) and arc welding processes.

Sulzer Metco’s thermal spray equipment portfolio also includes electric arc wire, atmospheric plasma and controlled atmosphere, high velocity oxy-fuel (gas and liquid fuel), combustion wire and powder, and cold spray.



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