What is laser cladding, anyway?

Not exactly sure what laser cladding is? It’s OK – we hear that a lot. So we thought we’d kick off our blog with a short video explaining laser cladding – also known as laser metal deposition – and showing how it works.

Very briefly, laser cladding uses a laser to deposit powdered metals on the surfaces of components to mitigate corrosion or erosion. Laser cladding helps protect and extend the life of valuable equipment by adding a protective coating.

Scott Poeppel explains more here:

Laser cladding is used in many industries, including aerospace, power generation including waste-to-energy, valve manufacturing, oil and gas exploration, and locomotive transportation.

In future blogs, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of laser cladding, and also explore some of the advances we’ve been working on to push the technology even further.

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Join us for our grand opening on May 17!

We’re growing, and it’s time to celebrate! American Cladding Technologies has just moved into a brand-new home, and we’re hosting a grand opening on Wednesday, May 17.

If you’re in Connecticut or Western Massachusetts, please stop by from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. to check out our new space and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Our new location is 15 International Drive in East Granby, CT with easy access to I-91. If you’re attending the Eastec show in West Springfield, MA, we’re only 20 minutes away, so come over after the show and check us out!

If you register for the grand opening in advance, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of three iPad Minis. Registration is currently closed. Guests attending the grand opening can also win a full-day session at our applications laboratory, valued at $3,000. The applications lab day will enable the winner to consult with our experts while on site, and assist in the development of the laser metal deposition process for their specific applications. Learn more about our applications lab here.

Our new 20,000-square foot facility will enable us to expand our laser cladding services and increase our capacity and staff. At the grand opening, you’ll be able to see our equipment and chat with our experts about our solutions for hardfacing overlays, corrosion and erosion-resistant overlays, original material restoration and more. We look forward to seeing you!

Event Details

• Ribbon cutting ceremony
• Tour our facility and chat with experts
• Opportunity to win a full “Applications Lab” day (est. value $3000)
• Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine

DATE: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TIME: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | 6:00 pm – Ribbon cutting ceremony

WHERE: 15 International Drive, East Granby, CT 06026