Hardfacing is the process of depositing a harder or tougher material on the surface of another for enhanced abrasion or impact resistance. Hardfacing is a difficult process to master due to the crack sensitive nature of many hardfacing materials. C&J Cladding has focused on process controls and extensive research and development to ensure the highest quality hardfacing. This process is used to extend the life of components in many industries such as Oil and Gas, Drilling Tools, Mining, and Petrochemical or Refining.

There are 10 Welding Procedures Developed for Hardfacing

Hard Facing Processes

  • GTAW-P-HW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulsed Hot Wire)
  • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or TIG or Heli-Arc)
  • SAW (Submerged Arc Welding)
  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or STICK)
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
  • PAW (Plasma Arc Welding)
  • PTAW (Plasma Transferred Arc Welding) Wire Feed
  • PTAW (Plasma Transferred Arc Welding) Powder Feed
  • Above processes utilize manual, semi-automatic, and mechanized systems

Hardfacing Materials

Cobalt Alloys Tungsten carbide (Wire Feed) Tungsten carbide (Powder Feed)
Stellite 6
Stellite 12
Stellite 21

Base Materials

Carbon Steels Low Alloy Steels Stainless Steels
All ASME P1 Materials  4130  316L
F65, F70  F22  Duplex
X52, X56, X60, X65, X70, X80  8630  Super Duplex
1018, 1020  4140  15-5 PH
A350 LF1/LF2  4330  17-4 PH
A516 Grade 70  410