During the past 20 years, Technogenia Inc. has imposed laser cladding for the enhancement of wear parts and repairs under the trade name of LASERCARB. In spite of the technical differences and advantages, laser cladding has been perceived as a competitive technology to thermal spraying. However, it has had a slow acceptance in the surface engineering industry. This article is a technical and economical update on LASERCARB. New laser, processed materials, capabilities, performances and trends are presented. Economical approaches include background market analysis, cost analysis and technology cost trend. Finally, a processes comparison eases the positioning technology to each other and highlights supplemental aspects.

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