Maximum hardness on required areas
Laser hardening uses a high power laser beam to achive a localized surface hardening on steel components.
The irradiated area heats up in a controlled way to reach the austenization temperature (aprox. 1000ºC) followed by a fast cooling by thermal conduction driving to a micro structure modification and therefore an increase in hardness.
- Selective hardening.
- High speed process.
- Temperature control.
- Self quenching witout the need of quenching media.
- Automatic process.
- Hardening depth up to 2 mm (depending on material).
- Hardness as high as 60HRC can be reached depending on the steel.