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Laser hardening of iron-base alloys
Author(s): Andrzej Bylica; Stanislaw Adamiak
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Paper Abstract

The processing of laser hardening has been discussed. Paper presents a comparison of microstructure and mechanical properties (hardness and wear resistance) of three grades of carbon steels containing 0.15, 0.45 and 0.9% C after conventional and CO2 laser hardening by melting and rapid solidification. Laser hardening of examined steels resulted in higher hardness and better wear resistance in comparison with conventional hardening. Post laser treatment tempering effected in carbides precipitation and further improvement in hardness and wear resistance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3187, Laser Technology V: Applications in Materials Sciences and Engineering, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287838
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Andrzej Bylica, Higher Pedagogical School (Poland)
Stanislaw Adamiak, Higher Pedagogical School (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3187:
Laser Technology V: Applications in Materials Sciences and Engineering
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Jerzy Kusinski, Editor(s)

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