Quick Spherodizing in GCr15 Steel by Mechanism of Divorced Eutectoid
A novel processing of quick spheroidizing annealing based on DET(divorced eutectoid transformation) mechanism has been presented in this paper. Spheroidized carbide microstructure could be achieved directly by austenite through phase transformation during cooling processing, which is different from the conventional spheroidization annealing where carbide was spheroidized by carbide lamellar gradually resolved and coarsened.The novel processing of spheroidizing annealing presented here will decrease the annealing time from 10-16 hours in conventional processing to around 2-3 hours, which could save about 50% of the energy consumption, comparing to the conventional annealing processing.
Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
Q. W. Chen et al., "Quick Spherodizing in GCr15 Steel by Mechanism of Divorced Eutectoid", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 295-297, pp. 515-519, 2011