As a leading provider of advanced material solutions, Hermetix is committed to delivering the highest quality products that meet our customers’ specific needs. Our explosive cladding technology is a perfect example of this commitment to excellence. In this article, we will take you through the process of explosive cladding and its benefits in more detail.

Explosive Cladding: Understanding the Process


Explosive cladding is a process that involves bonding two or more metals using controlled detonation. The process utilizes energy from high explosives to create a metallurgical bond between two or more layers of metal. At Hermetix, we use this process to join dissimilar metals that would be difficult or impossible to join using other methods.


The explosive cladding process starts with the preparation of the materials to be joined. The metals are thoroughly cleaned and polished to remove any impurities or surface defects that could affect the bond’s quality. The materials are then stacked together, with the thinner layer on top, and placed on top of an explosive charge.


When the explosive charge is detonated, it generates a shockwave that accelerates the top layer towards the bottom layer at high speed. The force generated by the impact causes the two surfaces to bond together, creating a strong, uniform metallurgical bond.


Hermetix’s Explosive Cladding Applications


Our explosive cladding technology has numerous applications across several industries. At Hermetix, we use it to manufacture various products, including heat exchangers, armor plating, and electrical contacts, among others.


Heat exchangers are one of the most common applications for our explosive cladding technology. Our heat exchangers are used in various industrial processes, including chemical processing, power generation, and oil and gas refining. Our heat exchangers are designed to withstand harsh environments, high temperatures, and pressures, making us ideal for these demanding applications.


Armor plating is another popular application for our explosive cladding technology. We use it to produce high-strength armor plating used in military vehicles, tanks, and other defense applications. This armor plating provides excellent protection against ballistic and blast threats, making it ideal for military and security applications.


Electrical contacts are another application for our explosive cladding technology. The process is used to produce electrical contacts used in switches, relays, and other electrical components. These contacts provide excellent conductivity, reliability, and durability, making us ideal for various electronic applications.


Benefits of Hermetix’s Explosive Cladding Technology


There are several benefits to using Hermetix’s explosive cladding technology. One of the most significant advantages of this process is its ability to produce a strong, uniform bond between dissimilar metals. This results in superior performance compared to other joining methods.


Another benefit of our explosive cladding technology is improved durability. The process produces a bond with no voids or defects, resulting in products that are more durable and can withstand harsh environments. Additionally, the process can be used to join virtually any combination of metals, making it versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications.




In conclusion, Hermetix’s explosive cladding technology offers numerous benefits for various industries, including heat exchangers, armor plating, and electrical contacts, among others. With its ability to create strong, uniform bonds between dissimilar metals, our explosive cladding technology provides superior performance and durability compared to other joining methods. If you’re looking for advanced material solutions that meet your specific needs, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.