About Laser Cladding in the Automotive Industry

Automotive

The competition in the automotive industry is very high. It is essential to produce at low costs while maintaining a high level of quality, reliability and durability. Today this is often done by using standard low-cost base materials with high-tech functional surfaces. Laser cladding for production parts is becoming industry standard and is a crucial process for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry. By cladding piston and synchronizer rings, their service life could be extended substantially in comparison to uncoated parts. The development and optimization of specific parts have become a fundamental matter in the automotive industry. By using laser cladding on critical components, cycle life increases.

In Europe, it has become an industry requirement to find a solution to the dust produced when vehicles are braking, and LCT is working with some of the leading automotive manufacturers on the solution.

Typical applications

  • Brake discs
  • Piston rings
  • Cylinder liners
  • Synchronizing rings
  • Crank Shaft repairs
  • Exhaust pipes
  • Turbocharger

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