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Show simple item record Theron, Marita Van Rooyen, Corney Malabi, Khorommbi P 2020-09-14T18:42:05Z 2020-09-14T18:42:05Z 2020-05
dc.identifier.citation Theron, M., Van Rooyen, C. & Malabi, K.P. 2020. Investigation into laser refurbishment and transformation hardening of cast iron forming dies for the automotive industry. Journal of Laser Applications, vol. 32, pp.7 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1042-346X
dc.identifier.issn 1938-1387
dc.description Copyright: 2020 American Institute of Physics. This is a pre-print version. The definitive version of the work is published in Journal of Laser Applications, Vol. 32, pp 7 en_US
dc.description.abstract Forming dies used in the automotive industry are shaped as such that they impart a predetermined contour or a profile to the workpiece. Due to subsequent assembly requirements of sheet-formed body structure components, the dimensional accuracy of the components is of vital importance. The dimensional accuracy of the forming dies is, therefore, of equal importance. The sheet metal forming process involves severe contact conditions, with the draw die radius generally being the most affected zone. Due to intense local tribological conditions, wear damage is observed. The possible laser refurbishment of wear damaged cast iron die radii as well as laser transformation hardening of these areas have been investigated. The refurbishment is seen as a remedy to an existing problem and transformation hardening as a precautionary wear-inhibiting solution to the problem. Due to the high carbon content of the cast iron and the dilution—although low—obtained during the cladding process, the resulting build-up susceptibility to cracking can be high. A stainless steel buffer layer between the die substrate and the overlay material was introduced. It was found that the H11 overlay material hardness complied with the specific requirement. The laser transformation hardening was studied at different parameter sets to obtain the required surface hardness, and laser hardening was successfully implemented on a forming die that was put in service. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;23667
dc.subject Cast iron en_US
dc.subject Automotive industries en_US
dc.subject Laser refurbishment en_US
dc.title Investigation into laser refurbishment and transformation hardening of cast iron forming dies for the automotive industry en_US

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