Fraunhofer IWS develops efficient, fast and sustainable coatings for industrial components

HICLAD® enables resilient laser cladding with high-power laser

Press release (No. 6) - Fraunhofer IWS Dresden /

High-power diode lasers with outputs of ten or more kilowatts open new application scenarios for laser cladding. Particularly sustainable and resource-efficient coatings can be produced and applied, for example in automotive, machine construction and other industries. Together with industrial partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has developed applications and specific processes for this laser class to industry readiness under the label “HICLAD®”. The Dresden institute and its project partner Laserline will present some of these at the “LASER World of PHOTONICS” trade show in Munich at the end of April.