Fraunhofer IWS develops processes and systems for industrial applications of laser cladding. Of special interest here are surface coating, repair by means of direct metal deposition and additive manufacturing of components and tools. Furthermore, we offer CAD/CAM software solutions, components for system integration as well as on-site support for industrial customers.
The production line COAXn is a longtime proven modular coaxial processing head system for laser cladding processes. The optimized processing head can be quickly set up, each part taken from a wide product range of standardized single components. The desired laser type, the optics configuration and the machine system are taken into consideration as well as such aspects as access, precision, coating rate, powder efficiency and the powder materials, which have to be treated.