RailClad welded transition joints replace traditional rivets and bolts in the joining of aluminum train bodies to steel chassis. The elimination of mechanical fasteners provide several performance benefits for rail rolling stock.

Over the past 10 years NobelClad has supplied aluminum and steel transition joints for 1,000 coaches currently in service. RailClad is the only product proven to reliably facilitate lighter, sustainable, more fuel efficient designs in the rail industry. Leverage the bond of dissimilar metals while retaining the mechanical, electrical and corrosion properties of both.

How It Works

Detaclad™, our explosion welding process, joins metal plates in a solid state while preserving the mechanical, electrical and corrosion properties of each metal. The structural transition joint is a lightweight, reliable solution for bonding aluminum and stainless steel.

NobelClad provides customer with a pre-bonded strip of aluminum to stainless steel clad. OEM manufacturers can now weld to the aluminum and stainless steel face.

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Say Goodbye to Traditional Hardware

Benefits OEMs Count On 

A transition joint allows for engineers to optimize designs by eliminating excess weight, speed up production and assembly operations and reduces the concern of galvanic corrosion. 

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