steel hardening / small series / medium series / for the automotive industry
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Characteristics

  • Material:

    steel

  • Production method:

    small series, medium series

  • Applications:

    for the automotive industry, for medical applications, for aeronautics, for the aerospace industry, for agricultural applications, for military applications, for nuclear applications, for the food industry, for the building industry, for telecom applications, for renewable energy use, for marine applications, for mining applications

  • Certifications:

    ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949

Description

Quenching technique (limited to certain high strength alloy steels) that reduces the residual internal stresses and distortion resulting from non-uniform transformation and thermal shock typical of conventional oil quenching.
Benefits

Reduction in residual stress and distortion as compared to conventional oil quenching of selected high strength steels.

May permit heat treatment of near net shape parts and minimise required machining/grinding of components after heat treatment.

Application & materials

Applicable to certain high strength alloy steels such as 300M (4340M) and D6AC. Ausbay quenching is recognised by several aerospace heat treating specifications. Current applications include structural components in aircraft applications (300M/4340M) and military gun barrels (D6AC).