Process Impact cladding
Impact cladding methods are very fast (time-factor micro-seconds.)
Explosive cladding is the most known.
It is suitable for very large sheets (shape limitations), with very little surface preparation. The cladding material must be ductile.

A layer of blasting explosive is placed on the outside surface of one or more clad metal layers. The base material is placed parallel or under angular arrangement. The explosion rams the plates together and performs the clad.

Electro-Magnetic Impact Bonding employs magnetic energy to produce the impact. It is much safer than explosion cladding but suitable only for small tubes or rings.
Category Surface processes, coating
Materials Metals (substrate & coating)
Additional info The explosive and the clad metal must be separated by a buffer layer to prevent damages to the clad metal.
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