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Heat Treating of Irons and Steels

Edited by
Jon L. Dossett
Jon L. Dossett
Consultant
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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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ASM International
Volume
4D
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-168-9
Publication date:
2014
Book Chapter

Low-Temperature Carburization of Austenitic Stainless Steels

By
S.R. Collins
S.R. Collins
Swagelok Company
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P.C. Williams
P.C. Williams
Swagelok Company
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S.V. Marx
S.V. Marx
Swagelok Company
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A. Heuer
A. Heuer
Case Western Reserve University
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F. Ernst
F. Ernst
Case Western Reserve University
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H. Kahn
H. Kahn
Case Western Reserve University
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Published:
2014
Page range:
451 - 460
Publication history
October 30, 2014

Abstract

Low-temperature carburization hardens the surface of austenitic stainless steels through the diffusion of interstitial carbon without the formation of carbides. This article provides an overview on austenitic stainless steels and low-temperature carburization. It reviews the competing technologies and commercial application of low-temperature carburization. The article discusses several processing parameters, including activation of the surface, proper surface preparation, selection and condition of the alloy to be carburized, treatment temperature, and carburizing atmosphere for successful low-temperature carburization of austenitic stainless steels and other chromium-containing alloys. It describes the performance properties of the low-temperature carburized layer: fatigue resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, and corrosion resistance.

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S.R. Collins, P.C. Williams, S.V. Marx, A. Heuer, F. Ernst, H. Kahn, 2014. "Low-Temperature Carburization of Austenitic Stainless Steels", Heat Treating of Irons and Steels, Jon L. Dossett, George E. Totten

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