Safety and Mobility

Longer Lasting Metals for Automotive Manufacturing

Laser peening can safeguard engine components to keep automotive production and manufacturing lines humming.

  • Enhanced Cracking Resistance

  • Fatigue Life
    Improvement

  • Increase Reliability

  • Improve Aging
    Automotive Parts

  • Weight Reduction

  • Improved Fuel Economy

Automotive Applications

Laser peening is applied to improve material characteristics and performance of many automotive and truck parts.

  • Rotating Components
  • Valves
  • Transmission Gears
  • Axles
  • Crankshafts
  • Impellers
  • Springs
  • Turbochargers
Rotating Components
Valves
Springs
Turbochargers

Figure 1: Rotating Components

Auto parts share a 10x longer lease on life from laser peening, just like other components, even at high motor temperatures, where thermal fatigue can impose a high cost of failure.

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On the production line or in competitive vehicle componenets, laser peening protections make parts last longer.

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  • Up to 10x Component Life Improvement
  • Prevents Costly Failures
  • Precisely Controlled and Localized Process
  • Decreases Downtime
  • Enables the Design of Lighter Weight Components
  • Reaches a Depth 10x Deeper Than Other Surface Enhancement Technologies

We Are Trusted For Automotive Manufacturing

When you are seeking the absolute top performance, laser peening offers many benefits that are worth exploring.  Whether your goal is to run the engine harder, faster, or longer we are here to discuss your needs and goals and work towards engineering a solution.

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Let’s have a preliminary conversation to help you identify the tools, skills, and processes from LSP Technologies that meet your requirements – from preventing metal fatigue to measuring composite bonds. Laser peening will give you the edge in automotive manufacturing and improvement.

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Automotive FAQs on Laser Peening

  • Laser peening prevents component failures that can compromise equipment, operations, and safety. The expense of laser peening is usually offset many times over by service life extensions, reduced maintenance and inspection costs, and improved part performance.

    By incorporating laser peening into new designs, it is possible to reach higher efficiencies, reduce weight, and mitigate stress concentrations, all of which can save significant costs over the life of the part.

  • The benefits of laser peening depend on processing conditions, material, and part geometry. Thick sections can see a 100% increase in fatigue strength compared to parts that have only been shot peened, while enhancements in thin sections can be much higher. Across a variety of applications and case studies, fatigue life of laser peened parts (measured in number of cycles to failure) has proven to be orders of magnitude greater than untreated or shot peened parts.

  • Laser peening rarely requires complete surface processing. Parts are treated cost-effectively and efficiently by laser peening specific areas prone to cracking or failure.