If you have wear-prone components that must hold critical tolerances, you know it isn’t easy to slow the ravages of wear without distorting the dimensions of the part. What you may not know is that some of the largest companies in the Nation have found that laser heat treating and laser cladding can help prevent wear in their equipment and reduce the risks associated with other hardening and cladding technologies.
No industrial services company in America has amassed more expertise and experience in laser materials processing than BMR Group.
Laser Heat Treating Fundamentals
Laser heat treating works by heating the surface of a piece of steel to a suitable temperature at which it begins to change its internal structure, and then causing it to cool rapidly. This process creates a crystalline structure in the metal surface that makes it extremely hard and wear resistant. The hardened surface can be .080 or more in thickness, providing exceptionally long component life.
Laser heat treating offers some very unique benefits:
Eliminates post-treatment machining
Applied only to pre-determined wear areas
These performance advantages make laser heat treating among the most cost-effective of all surface hardening technologies. Click here for more information about laser heat treating.