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Sheer potential for as yet inaccessible internal surfaces iClad ® is designed for the treatment of internal contours whose diameter is just about as big as that of a two-Euro coin. Pallas manufactures this highly efficient processing head for a range of laser sources. This means that iClad ® can be connected without any problems not only to the most prevalent lasers like diode lasers or Nd:YAG lasers but also to fibre lasers or disc lasers. The laser power ranges up to 3 kW. The modular design allows different heads to be attached for varying diameters of the workpiece to be treated. In this way, internal contours from a diameter of 30 mm can be treated to a depth of 500 mm. The distance from the head to the working area lies between 5 and 12 mm. In spite of the compact design, an optional camera connection for adjustment or for monitoring of the process is also possible. Stephan Kalawrytinos, manager of Pallas, is convinced of the great potential of iClad ® : “The market has been waiting a long time for this solution. The compact design of this processing head, customised for industrial deployment, opens up a whole range of application areas where so far expensive components have had to be replaced, a costly and time-consuming process.” Email: Visit: New Interpon coating adds a special touch for powder customers After 3 years of supplying high-tech surface coatings to India’s fast-growing aerospace industry from its UK base, Pexa has now established its own company and premises in India. Pexa Aerospace Materials Pvt Ltd is located in South Bangalore close to India’s main centres of aerospace production. This new facility will be a full player in the local market, receiving goods in bulk and splitting them down for local supply, stocking products to support customer programmes and moving further into value adding activities such as product mixing. In addition, it will act as the sales agent for Pexa for sales of products into India for export programmes. formed partnerships with many of India’s leading aerospace companies. Our technical know-how and product support capabilities are very much appreciated. Our long track record in the UK and Europe means that our customers in India know that we have a great knowledge base of specifications and applications for every aerospace programme. The establishment of our Indian entity will allow us to act as a truly local supplier and provide our services to local programmes. Our supplier partners will also benefit from our footprint in India and we will provide them with the opportunity to market, deliver and technically support their high-tech coatings and surface treatment solutions”. Telephone: +44 (0) 1422 314 400 Email: Visit: Pexa Aerospace Materials Pvt Ltd is headed up by Jaganathan PK who has been Pexa’s representative in India for the past 3 years. Jagan said “We have already twitter: @surfaceworldmag APRIL 2019 71