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Open House & Business Networking

November 01, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Laser Hard Inc.
7799 McHenry Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Please join NWPA Chapter NTMA on November 1, 2018 to tour Laser Hard Inc., 7799 McHenry Street, Meadville, PA 16335.  

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4:00 pm   Demonstrations & Business Networking (Demos will begin at 4:00 and 5:00 and run approximately one hour.)

Cost: $15.00 Member Company Employee or Guest

Registration is requested by October 26.


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Laser Hard, Inc. has invested in the world’s first mobile robot for targeted laser hardening and tempering of metal surfaces. This state of the art Robotic Laser Heat Treating System is the first production system of its kind in the United States. The robot combines the latest innovations in laser technology and optical pyrometry (temperature control). It utilizes a six axis robotic arm which articulates with a two axis tilt-able rotary table. This movement control provides the capability to project the laser beam in free 3D movements precisely following contours of parts with complex geometries.

Laser Hard, Inc. is a partnership between the Learn family of Phoenix Laser Solutions and the Peters/Wilkosz family of Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc., both with deep roots in the Meadville community.  “This technology will connect the vast knowledge that we both have acquired in two different fields; it will take the science of metallurgy and the craft of toolmaking to new horizons,” said Blair Learn, owner of Phoenix Laser Solutions.

The Laser Heat Treating processes include hardening, tempering and annealing; therefore delivering the same properties as conventional heat treating, but with added benefits of accuracy and adaptability to work piece geometry. The improved accuracy is made possible by the heat treatment process being delivered via laser energy. With the recent advancements in laser technology, highly efficient and vastly more powerful instruments are now available. When this technology is integrated with the latest advancements in robotic automation, the heat-treating process can now be adaptively applied to simple or complex geometries. The flexibility of this system imports basic part coordinates from a component through a convenient scanning function, which replicates a virtual 3D workpiece, providing exact dimensional details of the areas where hardening is required. This doubling down in advanced technology coupled with optical pyrometry, provides the ultimate competitive advantage by achieving accurate and repeatable case depth hardness with work piece versatility, which eliminates secondary machining of unwanted hardened surfaces.  

To learn more, please join us on November 1st!



$15.00 Member Company Employee or Guest

$20.00 Non-member Ticket

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