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the thermomechanical application to the surface of metal sheets, plates, wire, or tubing of a thin layer of another metal or alloy. It can be carried out during the hot rolling of sheets or plates or during the pressing of tubes. Cladding can be one- or two-sided. Its uses include the production of bimetals and trimetals, the creation of corrosion-resistant layers of aluminum on sheets, plates, and tubes of aluminum alloys, and the application of brass coatings to steel sheets—instead of electroplating.
claddingThe plastic or glass sheath that is fused to and surrounds the core of an optical fiber. The cladding's mirror-like coating keeps the light waves reflected inside the core. The cladding is covered with a protective outer jacket. See fiber optics glossary.
|The cladding covers the inner core of the fiber which is the actual pathway that the light travels through.|