Status
Completed
Material Class
Metals
specific materials
Steel
18-02-RM-03

High Speed Laser Cladding for Hard Surface Replacement

NODE
Technical Thrust
Remanufacturing & EOL Reuse
Low-Cost Component Repair Technologies & Restoration Methods
About

This project lays out a novel technique - high speed laser cladding - for remanufacturing high-strength components such as crankshafts and camshafts. While cladding is a proven technique for applying wear-resistant metal coatings In manufacturing, high-speed laser cladding increases productivity and significantly reduce the cost of applying the layers That will enable use of this technology in remanufacturing.

The new approach to cladding will result in increasing the reuse rate in engine remanufacturing from 70% to 95%, reducing annual embodied energy and emissions by 1.3 PJ and 44,000 metric tons, respectively.

project Members
Synergy additive manufacturing llc logo
Caterpillar inc logo
Rochester institute of technology logo

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