Laser Softening / Laser Assisted Forming

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Overview#

Lasers can also be used for locally softening / increasing the ductility of sheet metal components, which is of particular interest for automotive applications, where improved formability for press and roll forming operations is required in order to produce advanced lightweight automotive body panels.

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Laser Applications#

  • Automotive sheet metal components for improved formability
  • Laser assisted roll forming of sheet metal components
  • Localized stress relief on tools 

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Industries#

  • Automotive

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Materials#

  • Advanced High Strength Steel
  • Aluminum / Magnesium
  • Tool steels and alloy steel