Removing Cladding from Plates

Cladding is the bonding together of dissimilar metals through a metalworking process.  It is frequently used to add a protective layer to a metal plate for corrosion or wear resistance.  

Cladding is added to a metal plate by rolling (roll bonding), explosive welding, or laser cladding.  In roll bonding, the cladding material is rolled onto the metal plate under high pressure.  A robotic laser cladding system is used to deposit powder or wire stock feed material on to the plate and then melted by the laser.   

Fabricated products that are welded may require local removal of cladding.  This can be accomplished by using a specialized plate beveling machine such as the OMCA ART.910 Clad machine.