Laser Powder Fusion Welding
The Huffman HC-205 is a 5 axis laser powder fusion welding system which is used in conjunction with a PRC 2.2kW Carbon Dioxide Laser.
Using high precision imaging software, this technology is used to create near-net-shape weld geometries on Gas Turbine Engine Components.
The leading advantages of this process are the significantly lower and localised heat input, low residual stresses and high accuracy of the deposited material.
The HC-205 is used in applications such as the enhancement of Turbine Blade material properties by application of hard-face weld to the outer shroud abutment faces.