RailClad

RailClad welded transition joints replace traditional rivets and bolts in the joining of aluminum train bodies to steel chassis. The elimination of mechanical fasteners provides several performance benefits for rail rolling stock. Fatigue data is available upon request for these steel to aluminum profiles for welding in hybrid carbodies.

Over the past 10 years NobelClad has supplied aluminum and steel transition joints for 2,500 coaches currently in service. RailClad is the only product proven to reliably facilitate lighter, sustainable, more fuel efficient designs in the rail industry. When using RailClad for your mechanical fastening, you can expect:

Faster production 
Improved strength
Reduced weight
Maintenance free 
Risk of crevice corrosion is addressed

 


How It Works

Detaclad™, our explosion welding process, joins metal plates in a solid state while preserving the mechanical, electrical and corrosion properties of each metal. This  structural transition joint for trains is a lightweight, reliable solution for bonding aluminum and stainless steel.

clad structural transition joint

Train Manufacturing Reliability

A transition joint allows for engineers to optimize designs by eliminating excess weight, speed up production and assembly operations and reduces the concern of galvanic corrosion. 

RailClad is EN ISO 3834-2 and EN 15085-2 certified. Fatigue data is available upon request for these steel to aluminum profiles for welding in hybrid carbodies.
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