3 October 1997 Laser hardening of iron-base alloys
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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.
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Andrzej Bylica, Stanislaw Adamiak, "Laser hardening of iron-base alloys", Proc. SPIE 3187, Laser Technology V: Applications in Materials Sciences and Engineering, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.287838; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.287838
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