Effects of Forging and Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Properties of High Boron White Cast Iron
The effects of forging and heat treatment on microstructure and properties of high boron white cast iron were investigated in this paper. The results show that forging breaks up boride network and makes broken boride particles uniformly distributed in matrix. During subsequent heat treatment, spheroidized boride is able to be obtained. The hardness of high boron white cast iron increases slightly (from 51.4 HRC to 54.7 HRC) while the toughness increases obviously (from 5 J/cm2 to 107 J/cm2) by combined process of forging and heat treatment. Fracture morphology changes from brittle fracture to ductile fracture.
Adel Nofal and Mohamed Waly
J. J. Zhang et al., "Effects of Forging and Heat Treatment on Microstructure and Properties of High Boron White Cast Iron", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 457, pp. 225-230, 2011