ALPhANOV, as partner of Heliam and Heliam II project, is currently developing a process that allows for deeper hardening than a conventional sand-blasting technique. Through this process, the life of the parts is extended thanks to better resistance to fatigue and corrosion.
This process employes a green/IR nanosecond (7 nanoseconds) source emitting very high energy pulses at low repetition rates (10-100 Hz).
This process can be carried out on aluminum 2024 or metal alloys in the frame of various applications:
A metal polishing process has been developed by ALPhANOV in the frame of automotive applications, using a continuous or pulsed (QCW, ms-μs) 1070 nm laser sources.
This laser-based process is quick and automatized, and allows polishing on areas which are not easily accessible by conventional techniques.