APEX ETG is a one-stop surface coating solutions company.
We offer a range of in-house laser services in our state-of-the-art facility located in Perth Western Australia. We also provide system design, manufacture and integration, part prep and finishing, additive manufacturing, training and demonstration, as well as aftercare support.
We have your application needs covered!
APEX ETG offers surface technology solutions, services and equipment for industrial and commercial applications, based in Perth, WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hardfacing?
Hardfacing refers to a process of metalworking where tougher, harder, wear-resistant material is put onto a base metal, to make it more durable or extend its lifespan. Hardfacing parts can mean saving between 25-75% of the cost of replacement parts.
What is laser cladding?
Laser cladding is the newest and most effective hard-facing technology, providing a more efficient, cost-effective, reliable and sustainable weld overlay for refurbishing wear parts across a wide range of industries. Unlike traditional hardfacing, laser cladding uses a laser beam as the source of energy instead of an arc to fuse or alloy coating material and the base material together.More
Laser cladding is a welding process of adding a pure metal or an alloy in its powder form using a high-powered laser as the heat source to create the molten pool. The exposure time is short, which creates only a short delay as the cooling is quick avoiding distortion of the base metal. The result is a perfect, fully dense metallurgical bonding that corrects damaged components due to wear, corrosion, and abrasion. Laser cladding is also used for thermal management, electrical effects, protection, weight reduction and many more reasons for wear parts.
APEX ETG’s innovative, greener hardfacing technologies reduce operational costs and increase profitability, productivity, and efficiency.
What are the benefits of laser cladding?
Laser cladding has a significantly reduced heat-affected zone (HAZ), which means short cooling times. This creates many advantages;
– Base material dilution is minimal
– Almost no distortion of the base material
– The coating material retains many of its original properties, resulting in coatings with high hardness and excellent wear resistance, corrosion resistance and dimensional control.
Other practical benefits include;
– High accuracy
– No flaking or peeling