CLADIATOR BLOG

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Hard Facing: Working Steel Rolls

Working Steel Rolls are ubiquitous in the manufacturing process and in many cases the low hanging fruit for reducing production costs associated with line downtime.

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Read Customer Spotlight: Meet the Laser Cladding “It Guys”

Thank you to Reade Advance Materials for their kind article about our team here at ACT, what we do, and our experience working together.

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Bespoke Laser Cladding Nozzles Made Possible w/ Powder Bed Fusion

We were recently featured in an article by "Additive Manufacturing" depicting our use of powder bed fusion (PBF) metal 3D printing to expand our portfolio of manufacturing services.

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Laser Cladding – Powerful Wear and Corrosion Solutions for Power

Harsh environments are a fact of life in the power generation industry. Equipment is subjected to all kinds of abuse, from high temperatures and high pressure to fuel that is highly corrosive and erosive.

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Hardfacing Internal Diameters with The Help of 3D Printing

American Cladding Technologies (ACT) has made significant advances in hardfacing internal diameters with the help of their TRUMPF TruPrint3000 3D metal printer. Until now, ACT has had to rely on the nozzle designs of the OEM’s.

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Is Laser Cladding Expensive? You May Be Surprised

We hear this one quite often: “I’m interested in laser cladding, but it’s too expensive compared to other processes.” Not true – laser cladding can be very cost competitive. Let me explain why.

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Laser Cladding Combats Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry

Corrosion is a massive problem across all industries. NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) estimates the global cost of corrosion at $2.5 trillion a year.

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