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AnonymFeb 21, 2013

What is laser cladding?

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    Feb 21, 2013

    The Indian Air Force has developed a laser based process that would enable repair of turbine blades made of titanium in air craft engines that would otherwise have to be discarded. Laser cladding can save crores in foreign exchange. The process uses a laser to generate a local weld pool on the surface of the component and a specially designed powder feed nozzle then introduces a powder composed of similar material into molten metal. Once cooled the resulting layer possesses very similar mechanical properties to those of the original component.

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