Diode lasers are increasingly used in cladding and coating applications as well as in repair welding for improving corrosion and wear resistances. With a wide range of applications, they have proven themselves to be an extremely innovative technology.
Advantages: tailor-made surface properties, applicable for small area
Diode lasers reliably meet all hardening requirements for improved wear protection of machine components, tools, accessories and other implements.
Diode lasers have excellent beam quality which makes them particularly efficient for melt and blow as well as for oxygen cutting. The compactness of diode lasers provide a whole new degree of mobility in this application.
Advantages: precise, high speed, automated, low heat input, minimum heat distortion, dross free for most materials, good edge quality.
Welding of metals
Diode lasers are used in a wide range of metal welding applications in industrial high volume manufacturing. For example: spot welding in the automotive industry.
Advantages: precise, high speed, automated, excellent weld quality, low heat input, minimum heat distortion, high weld aspect ratio, no filler metal needed.
Laser transformation hardening
Laser surface alloying
Advanced Materials for Engineers
Corrosion, Wear and Degradation of Materials
Physics of Materials
Special Topics in Manufacturing I: Laser Materials Processing
Special Topics in Manufacturing II : Surface Engineering