LaserBond is making its unique surface engineering technologies, hardware and training available for licensing in selected international markets.
With some 25 years research, development and practical applications experience across a range of industry sectors – including mining, drilling, mineral processing, power generation, transport and marine, plant and machinery, manufacturing (including aluminium, chemicals), fluid handling and agriculture – the full suite of LaserBond wear-resistant process engineering is a strong and viable investment.
We have been a innovator in HP-HVOF and laser cladding systems; particularly the integration of robotics and other advanced automation processes. Our R&D team have been developing and commercialising new laser processes and wear resistant materials for many years - our early work on laser cladding dates back to 1999 - from where we began building our own LaserBond Cladding system.
In 2014 our team lodged patent applications for a new LaserBond depositiion method that enables extremely thin layers of metallurgically bonded cladding to be laid down at low heat without inter-metallic dillution or porosity.
The LaserBond licencing package on offer integrates a tailored equipment package for an industry or market application with exclusive access to LaserBond surface engineering research and technology.
Packages include regular updates on new and/or improved cladding materials and techniques, a range of specialist technology, hardware and equipment with full off-site training. With each installation LaserBond engineers and technicians do on-site commissioning and further application training.
A LaserBond ‘Technology Package’ enables our customers to become productive, making money, far faster than retracing the buy the hardware – integrate the components – develop the software systems – learn to operate the system – understand the metallurgy – build the QA process – and many more experience steps that LaserBond learned over time.
Specialised and Integrated Equipment Package
Depending on the intended industry application specialist equipment in the integrated equipment package may include:
- HP HVOF (High Pressure High Velocity Oxygen Feed) application station; or
- laser cladding station;
- multi-axis robot control of the cladding head;
- task-oriented parts handling system;
- consumable feeder/s;
- control systems.
The assembly and integration of individual components takes place at a LaserBond facility, where system are tested, calibrated and readied for owner. Customer training takes place on their own equipment.
After training the equipment is disassembled and packaged for shipping. (We recommend the owner’s technician be part of the process as a further training exercise.)
LaserBond technicians are also on the customer's site for final installation and commissioning.
Owner & Operator Training
Owner and operator pre-training is undertaken at a LaserBond facility and a comprehensive, staged, operator training program designed to develop competent and proficient operators to work with a range of LaserBond Surface Engineered Cladding processes.
The modules included in the Training Program cover Preparatory Machining, Thermal Spraying, Laser Cladding, Surface Finishing, Robotics Programming and Surface Coating Tribology and Metallurgy. Each module is available in four skill levels with unique, competency-based outcomes.
On-going System & Business Support
LaserBond has a wide range of experience, across many industries. Our R&D technicians have developed robust solutions for hundreds of different technical and commercial wear problems.
A licensee can access on-going support for their system trouble shooting online and for maintenance and other technical issues. Access is also available to our R&D team and their surface engineering laboratory, to assist with application issues involving both methodology and metallurgy.
Fast-start Customer Solutions
LaserBond surface engineering technologies and processes are proving industrial customers extended wear life and significantly reduced overall operating costs. An extensive Research and Development program is developing new and innovative surface engineering applications to increase the advantages we offer our customers.
Your interest is invited. Please contact LaserBond.