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Cladding involves the thickening of a surface through the application of a corrosion resistant material to a less resistant substrate. The application of one material onto the surface of another to provide a protective layer has numerous benefits including a reduction in the overall material cost for industrial users.
A wide range of processes can be applied to achieve a weld overlay with varying results across different applications. These include, electroslag strip cladding, submerged arc welding with wire or strip, gas tungsten arc welding with cold or hot wire and gas metal arc welding, including the controlled short circuit variants.
Case studies have shown that cored welding wire, tailored to a specific application in terms of chemistry, mechanical properties and weldability, has added advantages through its versatility, productivity and reliability in the applications they are used.
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