A Study on Effect of Beginning V Concentration in TD Process
Procedures of thermal diffusion (TD) process are carried out on two specimens of Cr12MoV steel using the same salt bath formula. For the two specimens, the beginning V concentration, V concentration at the time specimen is added, are different, the level of which is controled by changing the interval between the specimen are added and the time reducing agent of Al meeting with vanadizing source of V2O5. The interval for Specimen 1 and Specimen 2 are 10 and 30 minutes respectively. Consequently, different changes are happened on the surface of the substrates. The microstructures of coatings are observed by optical metallographic microscope and SEM/EDS, the hardness are tested by Vickers micro-hardness tester. Results show that: VC coating formed on Specimen 2 is of better performances than Specimen 1, microhardness of Specimen 2 reaches as much as 2400HV. It can be concluded that level of V concentration at the beginning of TD process is a vital factor for the forming of VC layer.
S. N. Li et al., "A Study on Effect of Beginning V Concentration in TD Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 624, pp. 134-137, 2014