- Posted in Production Services & Components
- Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:08
- by Tim Mapes
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With its closed loop feedback system and five-axis deposition capability, the DMST process can coat expensive metals onto low cost substrates of different geometries. Further, it creates a metallurgical bond and can be applied up to millimeters thick. Coating parts with expensive but high performance materials offers a cost effective solution to the material challenges. This allows great savings on material costs while still providing performance functionality of the parts.
- Apply wear and/or corrosion resistant coatings
- Coating thickness can range from microns to millimeters
- Metallurgically bonded DMST coatings do not spall or peel off like mechanically bonded coatings
- Small heat affected zone (HAZ) between coating and part gives better coating integrity (unlike PTA/TIG)
- Patented closed loop control reduces part distortion
- Coating on 3D surfaces with 5-axis motion system
- Selective area coating possible without any masking
- Part sizes can vary from a few centimeters to a few meters
- Wide variety of coating materials including high hardness steels (RC65) to stainless steels, Stellites, Inconels and cermets (ceramic metal composites)
- Automotive wear components, such as pistons, piston rings, valves, breaks, etc.
- Cutting implements, such as knives for forestry, agricultural industry, book bindery, etc.
- Perishable tools in forging, stamping, metal forming and other industries