2.7 × 3.6 × 3.0 m5.0 × 6.0 × 4.0 m

Laser Cladding Cells

Robotic Laser Cladding Systems

The Laser Cladding Workcell is used to apply corrosion resistant low-friction or wear-resistant coatings, or used in the re-building of high-value mechanical components. High hardness and wear resistance of the cladding layer are achieved by choosing feed powder composition and process parameters. The system comprises a high-efficiency fiber laser with a process head, powder feed system and powder recovery/debris control module, integrated with a 6-axis motion robot. The robot and process delivery system are packaged within a Class 1 laser safe enclosure, interlocked with facilities safety systems. To maximize utilization of the fiber laser source, the Cladding Workcell can support cutting or welding functions, with optional automated switching between the functions.



Choice of lasers matched to deposition performance
Rigid reliable bond between base and added materials
High laser efficiency, typically > 40 % No need for preliminary heat treatment
Class 1 fully interlocked safety enclosure Reduction of the end product cost by local cladding
Minimal area of thermal exposure Excellent tribological properties of the processed surface
Turnkey system configured for the application needs Low residual stresses and strains in the workpiece

Specifications are typical capabilities; please contact IPG for a turnkey configuration optimized for specific applications.

Laser Power Options  Selectable at time of purchase:  CW 1 kW to 10 kW; Typ. 2 kW
Beam Delivery Options 

Cladding Head- Application Dependent, Specify when Ordering
Optional - IPG Photonics’ FLW-D50 Welding Head
Optional - IPG Photonics’ FLC-D30 or D50 Cutting Head
Beam Delivery Typically Includes:
Selectable Collimator/ Focus Lenses
Integrated Air-knife/ Cross-jet
Integrated Shield Gas Delivery Nozzle and Electronic Flow Control
Water-cooled Optics
Engineered cable management

Robot (Typical) 

Selectable  at time of purchase.           6-axis:      1.81 m (72 in.) Reach:   up to 2.69 m (106 in.) Reach
Includes Robot Controller with Motion Package and Dual Safety Position and Speed Check
Work Envelope Radius:  1.8 m (72 in.) up to 2.69 m (106 in.)

Powder Feeder 

Application Dependent – Select at time of ordering
Typically within range 10 to 200 gram/minute

Debris Control   Specified upon order based on final Workcell volume and cladding process
Controls/ Interface Options 

Stand-alone Mobile HMI Stand
Industrial PC with 17” Color Touchscreen
IPG Cell Control Interface
Front panel Controls for Emergency Stop, Laser Mode, System Reset, Cycle Start, Cycle Stop

System Integration 

Electrical Integration of all Components; Software Integration of Robot, Laser, Cell Safety and
Beam Delivery

Tooling  Heavy Duty Table to Mount Customer Supported Tooling

Class 1 Laser Safety Enclosure
Dual Wall Aluminum Extrusion Panels
Laser Safe Viewing Window


Depends on Configuration. Typically  2.7 × 3.6 × 3.0 m   up to 5.0 × 6.0 × 4.0 m

 Optional Features

Beam Switching  Beam Switching Module to Support Multiple Process Heads on a Single Laser
Automatic Tool Change  Pneumatic Tool Change Coupler to Exchange between Welding, Cutting and Cladding Heads
CCTV Viewing  Webcam Mounted Inside Workcell for Process Monitoring; Image Fed to HMI Screen
Actuated Table Base  Additional Motion Axis to Move Table for Ergonomic Part Loading
Part Motion System 2-axis manipulator
Automatic Door  Motorized Door for Rapid Load/ Unload

2.7 × 3.6 × 3.0 m5.0 × 6.0 × 4.0 m

  • IPG fiber laser
  • Laser cooling system
  • Optical cladding head
  • Powder feeder
  • Wire feeder
  • Video surveillance system
  • Industrial robot
  • 2-axis manipulator
  • Filter ventilation unit
  • Protective enclosure
  • Machine control system
Laser Cladding Workcell DatasheetRobotic Laser Workcell Brochure


Typical Uses

Hard-facing Cuter Teeth
Corrosion Resistance
Low-Friction Valve Seals
Gear Teeth Facing
Piston Rings


Typical Materials

Stainless Steel
Tungsten Carbide


Typical Industries

Automotive industry Heavy industry
Railway car-building industry Machine tool industry
Shipbuilding industry Aircraft industry
  • High level of process automation
  • Compatible with conventional cladding materials
  • Minimized area of part heating – reduces distortion risk
  • Minimal removal of base material

Benefits of Cladding Include:

Reduced parts cost

Reduced part repair or replace time

Improved part lifetime

Reduced parts inventory cost

Reduced reliance on original part manufacturer