Automated Laser Cladding for the Repair of High Value GTE Components – Increase Quality, Throughput and Lower MRO Costs
Hosted By: Optomec
Wednesday September 25, 2019, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Session #: 301
Complimentary briefing! This briefing is open to all attendees.
Automated Laser Cladding (aka; Laser Welding, Directed Energy Deposition) is a production proven, cost effective process for repairing high value metal GTE components used in the Aviation and Electric Power Generation Industries. Local civilian aviation authorities in 15 countries have certified repairs of flight critical GTE components made with the Optomec/Huffman automated Laser Cladding process. With its integrated vision system for adapting the laser path for component variations, automated Laser Cladding improves quality, increases throughput and reduces costs compared to other repair processes such as manual TIG welding. In this session we will present specific use cases, such as the repair of turbine and compressor blade tips, vanes, and hard facing, and provide a cost/quality comparison of the laser cladding process to manual TIG welding..