Cladding processes that use powder spray incorporate a variety of technologies such as powder welding, plasma spray, PTA (plasma transferred arc) and laser cladding. These processes have similar elements where a plasma or laser arc provides the heat source one or more nozzles around the arc that dispense the powder.
Using a Xiris Weld camera can help researchers monitor two key features of any powder spray operation:
- Monitor the amount of powder that is wasted once it has left the nozzle(s), i.e. how much powder bounces off the weld puddle or work piece without becoming adhered; and
- Monitor the distribution and flow of powder, during process, to ensure an even & consistent distribution.
Ensure your R&D process is providing you the most information by adding a weld camera!
Laser Powder Spray Process Development
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