Advantages of Laser Hardening
Laser hardening is a very fast and inexpensive process for marginalized layer hardening, as it allows partial hardening of stressed functional surfaces,
e.g., on gears, turbines, drills, and rotors. The achievable hardness is determined by the carbon content in the base material. Hardening paths can be drawn on: cutting edges, bending radii, guide rails, grooves, and free-form surfaces.
- Self-quenching causes rapid cooling. No additional cooling medium required.
- Low-distortion process, as the workpiece does not require pre-heating.
- Significant time savings compared to conventional hardening methods.
- The workpiece is not dry-hardened, but instead maintains adequate ductility in the core.
- Hardening of series and small parts is possible.