Scientific Forming Technologies (SFTC) have released their Summer 2017 newsletter, which focuses on Microalloy Cooling Rates.
Typically, steel forgings are heat treated to produce the optimum strength versus ductility for a given chemistry and application. Microalloy steels use a precisely controlled cooling rate, after forging, to achieve comparable mechanical properties at a lower manufacturing cost. Identifying an optimum cooling rate for each alloy would allow manufacturers to select ideal cooling fans for any new forging, minimizing trials.
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