J1868: Restricted Hardenability Bands for Selected Alloy Steels - SAE International
Browse Standards J1868_201002
Current REVISED 2010-02-15

Restricted Hardenability Bands for Selected Alloy Steels J1868_201002

Restricted hardenability steels have been in use for some time but the specific restrictions for a particular grade depend upon customer needs and vary from mill to mill. Such steels are desirable to provide more controlled heat treatment response and dimensional control for critical parts. Because of increasing interest in steels with restricted hardenability, the SAE Iron and Steel Technical Committee directed Division 8 to prepare a set of standard steels with restricted hardenability.
In 1993, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) adopted the twelve SAE restricted hardenability steels and added ten more. SAE decided to include in SAE J1868 the additional 10 steels.
In general, steels with restricted hardenability (RH steels) will exhibit a hardness range not greater than 5 HRC at the initial position on the end-quench hardenability bar and not greater than 65% of the hardness range for standard H-band steels (see SAE J1268) in the "inflection" region. Generally the restricted hardenability band follows the middle of the corresponding standard H-band. An example of the RH band compared with the standard H-band is given for SAE 4140 in Figure 1.
J1868_201002
2010-02-15
Latest
Revised
J1868_199309
1993-09-01
Historical
Revised
J1868_199006
1990-06-01
Historical
Revised
J1868_198802
1988-02-01
Historical
Issued

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: J-Paks offers a customized subscription plan that lets you pay for just the documents that you need, when you need them.

Get Involved

Want to participate in updating this standard?

X