Manufacturing & Tooling

Fighting Wear by Extending Metal Component Lifetime

Tool and die experience high-cyclic wear and damage that can slow down production time. With laser peening, dies have been proven to last 300% longer than standard production die sets, reducing preventative maintenance requirements.

  • Reduce Preventative Maintenance

  • Fatigue Life
    Improvement

  • Stress Corrosion
    Cracking

  • Improve Part Quality

  • Reduce Wear & Damage

  • Reduce Downtime

Manufacturing & Tooling Applications

Enhance metal components that matter.

  • Pilger Dies
  • Casting Dies
  • Stamping Dies
  • Hot Forging Dies
  • Cold Rolling
  • Tubing
  • Custom Tooling
Pilger Dies

Figure 1: Pilger Dies

Laser peening the surface of mating components helps increase the material resistance to galling by cold working the surface and inducing compressive residual stresses. Improving the residual stress in the tool and die surface has shown to extend die life.

  • Laser peening can provide deeper levels of residual stress compared to alternative methods
  • Laser peening can be more controlled to process only a portion of the die most prone to failure
  • Higher levels of residual stress also improve resistance to shear stress and galling in the tool and die surface

Laser Peening Will Increase The Quality of Your Part!

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Advantages of Laser Peening in Manufacturing & Tooling

Material strength is getting harder and harder, wreaking havoc on tooling and dies. Fatigue sets in, causing extreme wear and downtime to replace parts. The life of dies is challenging, however we have a solution. Laser peening can tackle the complex geometries of dies and provide reinforcement against the heavy material being used.

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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

Proven Ability to Increase Fatigue Life in the Industry

Our technology has become critical for manufacturing and tooling companies to implement into their processes. The savings are too high, and the improvements are too appealing to choose any other surface treatment.

How Has Laser Peening Defeated Wear and Fatigue?

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We guarantee that laser peening can provide protection against wear, galling, cracking, and many other types of metal fatigue.

To find the best solution for you, we begin by understanding your parts, their purpose, and operating conditions.

Then we use computer modeling, as well as our extensive library of industry applications to show how laser peening can meet your needs.

Let us show you how laser peening can extend the operating life of your part by 300%.

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Manufacturing & Tooling 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.