Diffusion bonding of solid to solid or solid to powder metallurgy material, to produce a bi-metallic component with premium material properties on selected surfaces by encapsulation and hot isostatic pressing.
Application & materials:
HIP cladding applications are found in oil and gas exploration, production and processing; power generation; and the marine, nuclear, chemical, heavy truck, tooling for food manufacture, automotive and electronic industries.
Typical products include valves, seals, subsea manifolds, pipe and forging extrusion rolls and dies.
Materials utilised include most metals and alloys such as stainless steels, tool steels, cobalt-based superalloys, Monels, Inconels, and cermets.
Cladding allows the coating of selective surfaces by diffusion bonding; cladding a premium material in powder or solid form to a solid substrate to produce a surface with enhanced resistance to wear and/or corrosion via the fabrication technique of encapsulation and HIP.