Hardness that hits the spot
Our distortion-free laser hardening process can help you to save significant amounts of time and money in the industrial production of machine parts and tool-making. Because this procedure for functional surfaces is so gentle on the components, it reduces the need for reworking to a minimum. That's why we are increasingly asked to harden cutting and forming tools, shafts, guide elements or bearing surfaces before they are used for the first time.
Using laser beams, we can put a wear-resistant finish on the critical parts of your three-dimensional hardenable steel components. We do this by heating just the edge of the component's surface with a tightly focussed laser beam for a few seconds. This short burst of high temperature on a spot of just a few millimetres creates a new, extremely hard metal microstructure known as martensite. In this way, without contact, we create extremely local, precisely defined wear protection zones even on filigree component geometries. With hardness penetration depths of up to 2 mm and track widths of up to 25 mm, we can achieve hardnesses up to 65 HRC, depending on the base material.