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FORGE® NxT addressing heat treatment processes

Heat treatments are applied to forged components in order to improve final in-use properties. FORGE® NxT embeds heat treatment capabilities to address multiple heat treatment processes: from austenitization to most common heat treatments, water or oil quenching including descente into the bath when applicable, spray quenching, induction hardening, carburizing, nitriding, tempering. The heat treatment process chain can be simulated so as to obtain the final in-use properties. As an example, carburizing with subsequent quenching and tempering operation can be calculated, induction hardening followed by tempering.

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FORGE® NxT provides the prediction of:

  • Distortion after quenching,
  • Hardness, including hardness at the end of heat treatment workflow,
  • Residual stresses,
  • Metallurgic phases,
  • Process parameters like quenching time to obtain optimal in-use properties.
     

Competitive features:

  • Full support of TTT and CCT curves to describe kinetic transformation,
  • Various media conditions can be considered, including non-homogeneous heat transfer coefficient with ambient media
  • With a unique software, forming operations and subsequent heat treatment ones can be simulated and can be chained.
Temperature evolution during quenching of a steel helicoïdal gear.

 

Austenitization of the teeth of an AISI 4340 spur-gear by induction. Spray quenching after austenitization by induction. Hardness (Vickers) distribution is represented here

 

 

 

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