The National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1991 Ship Production Symposium Proceedings: Paper No. IVB-1: Using Fiber Optics for Laser Cladding
MARE ISLAND NAVAL SHIPYARD VALLEJO CA
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In many Navy structures, there are many large components that are coated for wear protection valve seats andor for corrosion protection hatch seals that require periodic refurbishment. This refurbishment is normally accomplished using conventional arc welding processes which in many cases require that the part be removed from the structure to properly control the pre-, interpass and post- weld temperatures as required by the materials used. The removal of such large components,the thermal requirements, and the resulting distortion can greatly increase the cost for refurbishment.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Marine Engineering
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics