A possibility of using hardening treatment of the stamping tools in high-pressure nitrogen with thermal cycling was analyzed. A thermal field of Kh12MF steel batches under accelerated heating and cooling conditions during thermal cycling was studied. A satisfactory agreement between the experimental and prescribed temperature conditions in the central and peripheral batch regions has been established. A thermal cycling with subsequent quenching was shown to have a positive effect on the structure, hardness, and impact toughness of steel.
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Smirnov, A.E., Plokhikh, A.I., Ryzhova, M.Y. et al. Improving the Durability of Stamping Tools from Kh12MF Steel by Quenching in High-Pressure Nitrogen and Thermal Cycling. Met Sci Heat Treat (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11041-020-00525-0
- stamping tools
- die steels
- thermal cycling treatment
- impact toughness
- tool durability