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One table to understand the heat treatment of steel products

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One table to understand the heat treatment of steel products:

Name Heat treatment process Purpose of heat treatment
1. Annealing Heat the steel to a certain temperature, keep it for a certain time, and then slowly cool it to room temperature Reduce the hardness of steel and increase plasticity to facilitate cutting and cold deformation processing
Refine the grains, uniform the structure of the steel, improve the performance of the steel and prepare for the subsequent heat treatment
Eliminate internal stress in steel. Prevent deformation and cracking of parts after processing
Annealing category Fully annealed Heat the steel to the critical temperature (the critical temperature of different steels is different, generally 710-750, and the critical temperature of individual alloy steels can reach 800-900) 30-50, keep it for a certain period of time, and then slowly cool with the furnace (or Buried in sand to cool) Refine grain, uniform organization, reduce hardness, fully eliminate internal stress, complete annealing is suitable for carbon content (mass fraction) in O. Forgings or steel castings below 8%
Spheroidizing annealing The steel parts are heated to 20~30ºC above the critical temperature, and after heat preservation, they are slowly cooled to below 500℃ and then air-cooled out of the furnace. Reduce the hardness of steel, improve cutting performance, and prepare for subsequent quenching to reduce deformation and cracking after quenching. Spheroidizing annealing is suitable for carbon content (mass fraction) greater than O. 8% carbon steel and alloy tool steel
Stress relief annealing 将Heat the steel parts to 500~650ºC, keep it for a certain period of time, and then slowly cool down (generally use furnace cooling) Eliminate internal stress generated during welding and cold straightening of steel parts, eliminate internal stress generated during cutting of precision parts, to prevent deformation during subsequent processing and use
Stress relief annealing is suitable for all kinds of castings, forgings, welded parts and cold extruded parts, etc.
2. Normalizing Heat the steel to 40~60ºC above the critical temperature, keep it for a certain period of time, and then cool it in the air Improve the organization structure and cutting performance
Normalizing is often used as the final heat treatment for parts that do not require high mechanical properties
Eliminate internal stress
3. Quenching Heat the steel parts to the quenching temperature, keep them for a period of time, and then rapidly cool them in water, salt water or oil (individual materials in the air) Make steel parts obtain higher hardness and wear resistance
Quenching category Single liquid quenching The steel parts are heated to the quenching temperature, and after heat preservation, they are cooled in a quenching agent Make the steel parts get some special properties after tempering, such as higher strength, elasticity and toughness, etc.
Single-liquid quenching is only suitable for carbon steel and alloy steel parts with relatively simple shapes and low technical requirements. When quenching, for carbon steel parts with a diameter or thickness greater than 5-8mm, choose salt water or water cooling; alloy steel parts choose oil cooling  
Double liquid quenching The steel parts are heated to the quenching temperature, after heat preservation, they are quickly cooled to 300-400ºC in water, and then moved to oil for cooling  
Flame surface hardening Use a mixture of acetylene and oxygen to spray the flame on the surface of the part to quickly heat the part to the quenching temperature, and then immediately spray the surface of the part with water. The flame surface quenching is suitable for single-piece or small batch production, and the surface requires hard and wear-resistant. Large medium-carbon steel and medium-carbon alloy steel parts that can withstand impact loads, such as crankshafts, gears and guide rails, etc.  
Surface induction hardening Put the steel part in the inductor, the inductor generates a magnetic field under the action of a certain frequency of alternating current, and the steel part generates an induced current under the action of the magnetic field, so that the surface of the steel part is rapidly heated (2-10min) to the quenching temperature, and then immediately Spray water onto the surface of the steel.  
The surface induction hardened parts have a hard and wear-resistant surface, while the core maintains good strength and toughness.
Surface induction hardening is suitable for medium carbon steel and alloy steel parts with medium carbon content
4. Temper Heat the quenched steel parts below the critical temperature, keep it for a period of time, and then cool it in air or oil Obtain the required mechanical properties. Under normal circumstances, the strength and hardness of the parts after quenching are greatly improved, but the plasticity and toughness are significantly reduced, and the actual working conditions of the parts require good strength and toughness. After selecting the appropriate tempering temperature for tempering, the required mechanical properties can be obtained
Tempering is carried out immediately after quenching and is also the last process of heat treatment Stable organization, stable size
Eliminate internal stress
Tempering category Low temperature tempering The hardened steel parts are heated to 150-50ºC, and kept at this temperature for a certain period of time, and then cooled in the air. Low temperature tempering is mostly used for cutting tools, measuring tools, molds, rolling bearings and carburized parts, etc. Eliminate internal stress caused by quenching of steel parts
Tempering Heat the quenched steel parts to 350-450%, and cool down after holding for a period of time. Generally used for parts such as various springs and hot stamping dies. Make steel parts obtain higher elasticity, certain toughness and hardness
High temperature tempering The quenched steel parts are heated to 500650ºC and cooled after heat preservation. They are mainly used for important structural parts requiring high strength and toughness, such as main shafts, crankshafts, cams, gears and connecting rods. Make steel parts obtain better comprehensive mechanical properties, that is, higher strength, toughness and sufficient hardness, and eliminate internal stress caused by quenching of steel parts
5. Tempering High temperature (500600ºC) tempering of quenched steel parts is mostly used for important structural parts, such as shafts, gears, connecting rods, etc. The quenching and tempering is generally carried out after rough machining Refine the crystal grains to obtain higher toughness and sufficient strength for steel parts, so that it has good comprehensive mechanical properties
Time effect handling Artificial aging The quenched steel parts are heated to 100160, after a long time of heat preservation, and then cooled Eliminate internal stress, reduce part deformation, stabilize size, and it is more important for parts with higher accuracy requirements
Natural aging Place castings in the open air; steel parts (such as long shafts, lead screws, etc.) are placed in sea water or suspended for a long time or lightly tapped. Parts that have undergone natural aging are best to be roughed first
Chemical heat treatment Put the steel part in a chemical medium containing some active atoms (such as carbon, nitrogen, chromium, etc.), and make certain atoms in the medium penetrate into the surface of the steel part through heating, heat preservation, cooling and other methods, so as to achieve change The chemical composition of the surface layer of the steel part makes the surface layer of the steel part have a certain special performance  
Chemical heat treatment category Carburizing Infiltrate carbon atoms into the surface of steel parts Make the surface have high hardness (HRC60~65) and wear resistance, while the center still maintains high toughness
Commonly used for wear-resistant and impact-affected parts, such as wheels, gears, shafts, piston pins, etc.
Nitriding of steel Infiltrate nitrogen atoms into the surface of steel parts Improve the hardness and wear resistance of the surface of steel parts,
Commonly used for important bolts, nuts, pins and other parts Corrosion resistance
Cyanide of steel Infiltrate carbon and nitrogen atoms into the surface of steel parts at the same time. It is suitable for low carbon steel, medium carbon steel or alloy steel parts, and can also be used for high-speed steel tools. Improve the hardness and wear resistance of the surface layer of steel parts
8. Blackening The metal parts are heated and oxidized in a strong alkali and oxidant solution, so that a magnetic ferroferric oxide film is formed on the surface of the metal parts. It is commonly used in low-carbon steel and low-carbon alloy tool steel. Anti-rust, increase the beauty and luster of the metal surface, and eliminate the stress in the quenching process
Due to the influence of materials and other factors, the color of the film of the blackening layer is blue-black, black, red-brown, tan, etc., and its thickness is 0.6O. 8µm

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