Die Steel Quenching Cooling Technique

- Aug 25, 2018-

3. Die steel isothermal quenching method


The mold steel workpiece heated to the austenitizing temperature is quenched into a hot bath at a temperature slightly higher than the Ms point of the quenched steel grade, and the phase transition is completed to obtain the lower bainite structure or the lower bainite and Markov. Body mixed tissue. The purpose of this method is to alleviate deformation and cracking, and the quenching stress is small. Has similar strength and toughness to tempered martensite.


4. Die steel single liquid quenching method


The mold steel or parts are heated to austenitizing and then quenched into water, oil or other cooling medium, and cooled for a certain period of time (cooled to a region below the pearlite type transition temperature or martensite transformation temperature) to take out the mold steel air cooling. Since the mold steel cooling process is completed in a single cooling medium, it is called a single liquid quenching method.


5. Die steel two-liquid quenching method


As the name implies, the quenching and cooling process of the die steel is done in two cooling media (most commonly water, oil). The cooling process is ideal, which is rapidly cooled in the pearlite transformation region and slowly cooled in the martensite transformation region. The specific method is to first quench the mold steel or parts heated to the austenitizing temperature into the high temperature region. a medium (usually water or a brine solution) to inhibit the pearlite transformation of supercooled austenite. When cooled to about 0 ℃, quickly remove the second medium that is transferred to the low temperature zone and slowly cooled (usually oil).


Since the martensite transformation is carried out under milder cooling conditions, it can effectively alleviate or prevent deformation and cracking, which is commonly referred to as water quenching and oil cooling. This method requires a high level of skill. Sometimes understood as three kinds of media, namely water first, after oil, and finally air.


Avoiding the deformation and cracking of the die steel during use, it is also necessary for the cooling of the die steel quenching process, which will make the die steel not easy to deform, have suitable viscosity under the use conditions, and are non-flammable and explosive. Non-toxic and so on.