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Summary of ten common quenching methods of high frequency quenching machine (1)

Summary of ten common quenching methods of high frequency quenching machine (1)

1. Single medium (water, oil, air) quenching

Single medium (water, oil, air) quenching: Quenching the workpiece that has been heated to the quenching temperature into a quenching medium to cool it completely. This is a simpler quenching method and is often used for carbon and alloy steel workpieces with simple shapes. The quenching medium is selected according to the heat transfer coefficient, hardenability, size and shape of the parts.

2. Double medium quenching

Dual-medium quenching: The workpiece heated to the quenching temperature is first cooled to the Ms point in the quenching medium of a high-frequency heating machine with strong cooling capacity, and then transferred to the slow-cooling quenching medium to cool to room temperature to achieve different quenching cooling temperatures range, and has an ideal quenching cooling rate. It is used for complex shapes or large workpieces made of high carbon steel and alloy steel, and carbon tool steel is also mostly used in this method. Commonly used cooling media are water-oil, water-nitrate, water-air, oil-air. Generally, water is used as a quick-cooling quenching medium, oil or air is used as a slow-cooling quenching medium, and air is less used.

3. Martensite graded quenching

Martensitic graded quenching: The steel is austenitized, and then immersed in a liquid medium (salt bath or alkali bath) with a temperature slightly higher or lower than the upper Martens point of the steel, kept for an appropriate time, and the inner and outer parts of the steel are treated. After the layer reaches the medium temperature, it is taken out for air cooling, and the supercooled austenite is slowly transformed into a quenching process of martensite. It is generally used for small workpieces with complex shapes and strict deformation requirements, and high-speed steel and high-alloy steel tools and dies are also commonly quenched by this method.

4. Martensite graded quenching method below Ms point

Martensitic graded quenching method below Ms point: When the bath temperature is lower than the Ms of the workpiece steel and higher than Mf, the workpiece cools faster in the bath, and the same result as the graded quenching can be obtained when the size is larger. Commonly used for larger size low hardenability steel workpieces.

5. Bainite isothermal quenching method

Bainite isothermal quenching method: The workpiece is quenched into a bath with the lower bainite temperature of the steel at an isothermal temperature, so that the lower bainite transformation occurs. Generally, it is kept in the bath for 30~60min. There are three main steps in the bainite isothermal quenching process: ① austenitizing treatment; ② cooling treatment after austenitizing;