Diode Lasers in the Oil and Gas Industry
The development of oil and gas fields requires high-performing drilling tools. These are subjected to huge stress and would not reach long lifetimes without wear protection. That is why special coatings that are more and more realized with diode laser cladding have become the standard for some time now. Laserline’s LDM and LDF diode lasers here achieve excellent results.
Crack Welding under Difficult Conditions
Besides damages to protective coatings, cracks in components can also require repair welding. However, such components cannot always be reached easily. For example, when the removal of a torn gear is not immediately possible, in case of doubt the laser must go to the workpiece. With Laserline's diode lasers, this is no longer a problem: these light, compact and mobile lasers can, if needed be, even be placed safely at narrow scaffoldings in lofty heights, where they can support all necessary laser metal deposition applications.
A mobile diode laser system (LDF 3000-60) and a robot for control were installed at a height of 25 m to repair cracks in the gearwheels by laser cladding.
An introduction to Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), also known as laser cladding. With latest examples from all four main application areas: Corrosion protection, wear protection, repair welding & additive manufacturing.
With Markus Rütering, Sales Director at Laserline.