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Fast and effective: Simultaneous coating and mechanical processing with SMaC

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed a new hybrid process called Simultaneous Machining and Coating (SMaC), which combines laser material deposition with turning, grinding or milling. SMaC allows high-strength coating materials to be applied quickly and efficiently and machined simultaneously. SMaC will enable the industry to produce components with an extended service life and extended operating cycles, an advantage that is highly attractive for the energy industry, the mobility sector and the chemical industry.