Joining Technologies Laser Cladding / Additive and Manufacturing Services
Joining Technologies was founded in 1992 and is a company built on innovation. Our top-notch expertise, exclusive technologies and high performance culture have developed joining solutions once thought to be impossible.
Laser cladding of metal powder alloys
Joining Technologies additive uses laser cladding of metal powder alloys to enhance, repair or free-form material for applications in power generation, oil and gas exploration, industrial heavy equipment, petrochemical and aerospace.
Our new laser additive facility in East Granby, Connecticut, US, enables us to find solutions for components up to 40ft in length and 7 tons in weight. Some items JTAD currently specializes in include industrial gas turbine (IGT) component repair, boiler / super heater overlays and valve hard facings.
Laser additive manufacturing services
The unprecedented precision and reliability of our laser cladding processes is now available to private industry. As a leading provider of LAM (laser additive manufacturing) surface restoration technology, we are able to create true metallurgical bonds between virtually unlimited metal types. Precisely focused lasers enable us to create an extraordinarily small heat affected zone (HAZ) and dilution area for superior strength, hardness, and performance properties.
Laser cladding processes
Joining Technologies uses laser cladding of metal powder alloys to enhance, repair or free-form material for applications in aerospace, power-generation, valve and OEM-supplied components. Our laser additive processes offer positional accuracy, while maintaining material quality and metallurgical bonding.
Advantages of laser additive manufacturing
The laser additive manufacturing process is used to laser clad metal powder alloys when enhancing or repairing parts. Using a laser to create a melt-pool on the work piece, powdered metal is fed through a nozzle into the weld puddle, creating a clad layer. Unlike high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF), the LAM process achieves a full metallurgical bond by fully melting the surface of the substrate while applying powder.
The precisely targeted heat of the laser allows for lower penetrations of the parent material, resulting in a smaller HAZ and a lower dilution area. This translates to an enhanced grain structure and lower minimum clad thickness required to achieve desired hardness, as compared to PTA applied clads. Parametric accuracy of the system allows for clad layers as thin as 0.004in, with the maximum clad thicknesses ranging over 3in.
Products and Services
It Takes Two: Benefits of Using Laser Beam Welding with Electron Beam Welding
Proponents of laser beam welding (LBW) and electron beam (EBW) welding each pronounce the singular praises of their favored technology, but often the best solution for a customer is to use both technologies together.
Connecticut based Joining Technologies, a premier supplier of laser manufacturing services and systems, has announced the promotion of company President Dave Hudson to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The news was announced by the company's founder and former CEO, Michael Francoeur, who will act as chairman. Francoeur will steer the company's investment strategy while Hudson directs its four major divisions.Read more
Joining Technologies Showcases Welding Services and Capabilities at Lia’s Lasors for Manufacturing Event
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, will showcase its laser welding, laser cutting, systems integration, and supply chain management services at the Laser Institute of America's Lasers manufacturing event.Read more
Joining Technologies has announced that its general manager Matt Francoeur will be presenting at the Laser Institute of America's (LIA) International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®), to be held 6-10 October at the Hyatt Regency Miami® Resort in Miami.Read more
Joining Technologies Highlights Precision and Micro Manufacturing Capabilities for Medical Devices at MD&M East
Joining Technologies is showcasing its precision laser and micro manufacturing capabilities for the medical market at MD&M East, 18-20 June 18-20, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Booth #2033.Read more
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, has announced that Matt Francoeur has been appointed as its general manager.Read more
Joining Technologies, Inc., an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces that it will be exhibiting at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ EASTEC 2013 Exposition, to be held 14-16 May, 2013 at the Eastern States Exposition, in West Springfield, MA, Booth #2042.Read more
Joining Technologies announces that it has expanded its core competencies to include product commercialisation assistance. Experts in laser welding, electron beam welding, and laser additive manufacturing, Joining Technologies also supports customers through supply chain and project management, and quality assurance validation expertise.Read more
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, has announced that it has successfully obtained certification to the ISO 13485 standard for the manufacture of medical devices.Read more
Joining Technologies to Feature Expanded Laser Additive Capabilities at LIA’s Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, will be highlighting its laser additive capabilities at the Laser Institute of America's fifth annual Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®), to be held 12-13 February, 2013, in Houston, Texas.Read more
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces that it has expanded its additive manufacturing capabilities to include internal diameter (ID) cladding.Read more
Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, has announced it has been named to the Hartford Courant/Fox CT top 50 workplaces list for 2012.Read more
A quality system rigorous enough to support the medical device industry is a necessary component of any welding company doing business in that sector. But just exactly what does that include?Read more
Welding experts provide high value oversight and coordination Joining Technologies, an innovator in industrial laser applications, announces that it offers supply chain management services for product manufacturing and assembly.Read more
Joining Technologies, innovator in industrial laser applications, has announced that Joining Technologies Research Center (JTRC) is now offering Application Laboratory Days (AppLab Day) for engineers interested in investigating projects that might benefit from laser additive manufacturing.Read more