Weld Overlay Overview

Weld overlay melts one metal—the cladding layer—onto the surface of another metal of similar composition and melting point, forming a base material that is resistant to corrosion and wear. The highly versatile process may require multiple passes to properly mix and bond the metals, while meeting the design and material requirements of the cladding layer. 


Customers commonly use weld overlay to balance corrosion resistant properties and costs, often coating an inexpensive metal, like carbon steel, with a more expensive base layer, such as stainless steel. Our weld overlay process uses readily available metals, reducing lead times, for a wide range of applications, including flanges, fittings, pipes, valves, pressure vessel nozzles and tube sheets for heat exchangers. 


Every clad metal application, every interaction with the customer, every order is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to quality. At NobelClad, we are prepared to work hand in hand with our customers, from specification to delivery and support.


Regardless of what the customer asks us to do, whether it is explosion welding, roll bonding or weld overlay, we test our metals to ensure them that the material will work in their application.


Stainless Steel World Americas interviews NobelClad for a better understanding of the differences between roll bond, weld overlay and explosion cladding. Check out the article.