Geometrical Variation from Selective Laser Heat Treatment of Boron Steels
Paper in proceeding, 2018

Selective laser heat treatment is used to enhance material properties in high strength steels and finds wide range of applications in the automotive industry. However, the manufactured components also become sensitive to variation affecting functionality, esthetics, and performance of the final product. In this paper, selective laser heat treatment of boron steels is analyzed with emphasis on geometrical variation. Different manufacturing strategies are tested by varying heating direction sequence and heat treatment pattern and their influence on springback is investigated. The results indicate their significant contribution to geometrical variation and the need to consider them in various stages of the geometry assurance process.

robust design

geometrical assurance

selective laser heat treatment


Vaishak Ramesh Sagar

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Kristina Wärmefjord

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. Volume 75 409-414

The 15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing
Milan, Italy,

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

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