The manufacturing of roll-bonded clad plate is accomplished by assembling a 4-ply clad "pack" comprised of two backing steel slabs and two cladding inserts. The assembled pack is rolled at high temperature and pressure where the thickness is reduced and the backing steel is bonded to the cladding.
The parting compound prevents bonding of one clad insert to the other, allowing the rolled assembly to be opened, yielding two clad plates.
Each order for roll-bonded clad is unique and the methodology provides several important benefits:
- Cost effective – provides the same level of performance as solid high-alloy plates, at a fraction of the cost.
- Structural stability – steel clad with a carbon or alloy steel provides strength.
- Design freedom – integral bonding allows for design and fabrication of shapes to meet a range of process and space needs.