Method for treating an object with a laser

Y.J. Bellouard (Inventor), T. Lehnert (Inventor), J.E. Bidaux (Inventor), R. Clavel (Inventor)

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Abstract

The invention concerns a method whereby at least a predefined zone (A) of the object (2) is irradiated with a laser beam (4) capable of heating said zone sufficiently, to a temperature less than the material melting point, to provoke a change in the microstructure (for example crystallisation or recrystallisation) of said zone, said zone being heated at a temperature and for a time interval not rendering the material amorphous. The invention is applicable for example to reversible actuators and grippers.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS6669794
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2003

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