Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 54, Issue 11–12, pp 644–647 | Cite as

Effect of quenching method on the wear and corrosion resistance of stainless steel AISI 420 (TYPE 30Kh13)

  • R. Sola
  • R. Giovanardi
  • P. Veronesi
  • G. Poli

The effect of different kinds of quenching, i.e., laser, vacuum, and induction ones, on the mechanical properties and wear and corrosion resistances of stainless steel AISI 420 is studied. It is shown that all the three kinds of heat treatment raise considerably the wear resistance of the steel due to growth in the hardness. Laser and vacuum quenching also increases the corrosion resistance. After induction quenching the resistance to corrosion is lower than in untreated steel.

Key words

stainless steel quenching corrosion wear food industry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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