In addition, this new process considerably reduces the thermal stress on the components. Almost any alloy, e.g. Ni, Fe and Co-based alloys or Metal Matrix Composites (MMC), are available as coating materials. Furthermore, the reduced heat input into the substrate makes it possible to realize unconventional material pairings , such as coating of aluminium, copper and grey cast iron.
With its unique characteristics, the EHLA coating technology offers extraordinary economic, environmental and resource-saving advantages. Industries like fluid drive systems, packaging as well as oil and gas industries have already been using the advantageous EHLA process in their production. However, the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP has the process´ qualification for further industries as its goal. For this reason, it develops new material combinations and solutions to increase productivity.