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Laser finishing

Post by BOOT » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:05 am

Is this a thing? I've read when polishing rods to do it longitudinal and in another thread I considered it for micro shaping a pushrod longitudinal.
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Re: Laser finishing

Post by midnightbluS10 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Are you referring to laser peening?
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Re: Laser finishing

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:45 pm

FWIW, polishing rods, cranks, has been around forever and it's among the many old school processes difficult to quantify. I did it for twenty-five years and haven't done it for the last twenty-five - no noticeable difference, other than I have more time to spend chasing equally difficult-to-quantify processes.

Similar but different, relieving flathead blocks was SOP for a hunnerd years and finally someone took the trouble to flow bench and guess what? Doesn't help.
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Re: Laser finishing

Post by MadBill » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:16 pm

Felix, qui potuit rerum cognscere causas.

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Re: Laser finishing

Post by BOOT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:19 am

MadBill wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Do you mean this? https://www.gehring.de/en-ww/laser-honing
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Re: Laser finishing

Post by BOOT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:21 am

midnightbluS10 wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Are you referring to laser peening?
Something like that wondered if lasers were being used to treat surface for strength in anyway.
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