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Structure and properties of high-chromium white cast irons

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    The highly alloyed austenite produced in the alloys investigated, especially alloys 2 and 3, is very stable. The amount of austenite can be reduced only by combined heat treatment.

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    The optimal quenching temperature for all the alloys investigated is in the range of 900–975°.

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    After quenching, all the alloys should be tempered at 450–550°, which produces a hardness above HRC 60 and increases the resistance to abrasive wear.

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Higher Technical School, Czechoslovakia. Translated from Metallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov, No. 3, pp. 66–68, March, 1974.

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Kamarash, L. Structure and properties of high-chromium white cast irons. Met Sci Heat Treat 16, 266–269 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00663071

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  • Iron
  • Heat Treatment
  • Austenite
  • Cast Iron
  • Abrasive Wear