Quench System Controls Distortion in Steel Parts
MPI’s heat treating center, CHTE, is featured in the May issue of Industrial Heating for it’s research on a quench system that controls distortion and residual stress. The article outlines how steel parts that are used in the automotive, aerospace and heavy-equipment industry rely on heat treatment, especially the rapid cooling process of quenching, to acquire the desired mechanical properties. Yet rapid phase transformation and high thermal gradients occurring during quenching can cause distortion, which can lead to costly hard machining and rejection. If you want to learn about the progress they have been making on this heat treating research and how it is helping industry make manufacturing improvements, click here.