Bilsing Announces Laser Hardening Service for Automotive Dies

Bilsing Automation has announced the addition of laser heat treating (LHT) for hardening of automotive forming and stamping dies to its service offerings. As compared to other heat treatment methodologies, LHT consistently delivers higher quality dies faster and at less cost. 

Laser heat treating enables precise application of the laser beam to the work spot with minimal heating of adjoining areas, as well as millisecond speed control for near zero distortion and consistent hardness depth. This dimensional control means that post-hardening material removal can be limited to polishing and abrasion, totally eliminating the need for hard milling as typically required by induction, furnace and flame heating hardening processes.

Bilsing is able to provide LHT for any steel with a .2% carbon content or higher and can handle die sizes from 1cm-5000cm and 30 tons. It also provides any necessary secondary dimensional operations.  

Laser surface hardening of dies is a widely-used practice across Europe and is growing in its use in the United States and Asia.  As a global organization with experience manufacturing complex dies/tools for the forming process, as well automated tooling, this new die hardening capability is a natural extension to the company’s offerings.

Bilsing’s laser heat treating service is performed at its one of its innovation centers, Bilsing Automation Tic. Ltd. Sti., located in Bursa, Turkey. Interested companies should call +902 242 113 376 or email info.tr@bilsing-automation.com

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