Title: Electron beam hardening

Authors: Katsuyuki Matsui, Shiroh Uchida, Takayuki Hirata, Masahiko Kumano

Addresses: Production Engineering Department, Isuzu Motors Ltd, Kanagawa-ken, Japan. ' Production Engineering Department, Isuzu Motors Ltd, Kanagawa-ken, Japan. ' Production Engineering Department, Isuzu Motors Ltd, Kanagawa-ken, Japan. ' Production Engineering Department, Isuzu Motors Ltd, Kanagawa-ken, Japan

Abstract: Recently, surface hardening techniques utilizing a high energy concentration heat source have been attracting the interest of engineers. Electron Beam Hardening is one such technique and has many characteristics, including; (1) Suitable for hardening specified local area of very complicated shape; (2) High energy concentration and efficiency; (3) Beam application is only several seconds, etc. This paper describes the Electron Beam Hardening Method which has been successfully applied to automotive parts.

Keywords: automotive components; electron beam hardening; surface hardening; automobile industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.1990.036617

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 1990 Vol.5 No.3, pp.220 - 230

Available online: 05 Nov 2010

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