Development of New Alloy Steel for High-Temperature Low Pressure Carburizing 2002-01-2000
Gas carburizing is a surface hardening method that is used for automobile steel parts such as gears. The conventional gas carburizing(at 1223K) takes longer time. Shortening the carburizing time will contribute greatly to the energy saving and CO2 reduction of parts production.
The new carburizing process at higher temperature,1273K, and vacuum is made without adding reheating and quenching process. That process can shorten treatment time to one-fourth of conventional process. The new alloy steel for high-temperature vacuum carburizing is developed in order to prevent the grain coarsening. This paper describes the outline of this alloy steel.