Uniform Quenching Technology by Using Controlled High Pressure Gas after Low Pressure Carburizing 2008-01-0365
To reduce quenching distortion, step gas quenching has been proposed in recent years, which refers to rapid gas cooling of steel from austenitizing temperature to a point above or below Ms temperature, where it is held for a specific period of time, followed by gas cooling. In this study, by using infrared thermography combined with conventional thermocouple, a new temperature monitoring and control system was developed to realize the step gas quenching process of a hypoid ring gear after low pressure carburizing. The test production results indicate that by using the new monitoring and control system, we can control the gas quenching process and the distortion of carburized gear treated by step gas quenching can be reduced significantly compared with standard gas quenching.
Citation: Ming, Q., Sugimoto, T., Watanabe, Y., Katsumata, K. et al., "Uniform Quenching Technology by Using Controlled High Pressure Gas after Low Pressure Carburizing," SAE Technical Paper 2008-01-0365, 2008, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-0365. Download Citation