Steel plates used in shipbuilding are generally protected from corrosion by painting. However, when the plates are welded or cut, any paint near the process is vaporized, and has to be reapplied. In this study, a technique was developed that combines applying a protective corrosion resistant layer via laser cladding together with painting in a single process. By doing this, it is only necessary to go back over a weld with one pass to provide enhanced corrosion protection.
Laser cladding and primer application as a one-step process
Eric Stiles, Christian Walz, Eckhard Beyer; March 23–25, 2010. "Laser cladding and primer application as a one-step process." Proceedings of the Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics. PICALO 2004: 1st Pacific International Conference on Laser Materials Processing, Micro, Nano and Ultrafast Fabrication. Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. (pp. 1507). ASME. https://doi.org/10.2351/1.5060223
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