Diode lasers in the oil and gas industry
Tapping into oil and gas fields requires high-performance drilling tools. These tools are subjected to huge stress and would not reach long lifetimes without wear protection. That is why special coatings, increasingly realized with diode laser cladding, have been the standard for some time now. Laserline’s LDM and LDF diode lasers achieve excellent results in this regard.
Crack Welding under Difficult Conditions
Besides damage to protective coatings, cracks in components can also require repair welding. However, these components cannot always be reached easily. For example, when it is not immediately possible to remove a cracked gearwheel, the laser must go to the workpiece, in case of doubt. Thanks to Laserline’s diode lasers, this is no longer a problem: these light, compact and mobile lasers can, if need be, even be placed safely on narrow scaffoldings at lofty heights, where they can assist with all the necessary laser metal deposition applications.
A mobile diode laser system (LDF 3000-60) and a control robot were installed at a height of 25 m to repair cracks in the gearwheels by way of laser cladding.
An introduction to Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), also known as laser cladding, featuring examples from all four main industrial applications: corrosion protection, wear protection, repair welding & additive manufacturing.
With Markus Rütering, Sales Director at Laserline.