Laser Application Laboratory - Tampere University of Technology

Laser Application Laboratory (LAL)

Laser Application Laboratory (LAL) is a co-operation unit of the Departments of Material Science and Production Engineering.

LAL has been founded to:

  • develop advanced education and research environment
  • conduct research and technology transfer
  • form modern test and demonstration place for industrial applications

Laser cladding

  • Advantages of laser coatings:
  • metallurgically bonded and fully dense coatings
  • very high bond strength
  • coating properties comparable to same bulk material
  • low dilution

Laser surface hardening

The biggest advantages of laser hardening are limited energy distribution and small distortions. Heat effect can be easily adjusted, which makes possible precise hardning patterns in depth and areas. Hardening of large 3-D areas (even 2 m2/h) is also possible.

Welding and other laser processes

Other laser processes like welding and cutting can also be tested at LAL or in one of our co-operation institutes.

Contact persons: prof. Petri Vuoristo and Jorma Vihinen

Updated by: Kati Valtonen, 25.08.2011 15:15.
Keywords: science and research, laser cladding, laser surface hardening, laser welding