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1. US20080053579 - Method of Making High Strength Ferrous Article, and Article Made Thereby

Office United States of America
Application Number 11575343
Application Date 19.09.2005
Publication Number 20080053579
Publication Date 06.03.2008
Publication Kind A1
IPC
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
21
METALLURGY OF IRON
D
MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS; GENERAL DEVICES FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS METALS OR ALLOYS; MAKING METAL MALLEABLE BY DECARBURISATION, TEMPERING, OR OTHER TREATMENTS
1
General methods or devices for heat treatment, e.g. annealing, hardening, quenching, tempering
34
Methods of heating
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
21
METALLURGY OF IRON
D
MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS; GENERAL DEVICES FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS METALS OR ALLOYS; MAKING METAL MALLEABLE BY DECARBURISATION, TEMPERING, OR OTHER TREATMENTS
1
General methods or devices for heat treatment, e.g. annealing, hardening, quenching, tempering
34
Methods of heating
40
Direct resistance heating
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
21
METALLURGY OF IRON
D
MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS; GENERAL DEVICES FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS METALS OR ALLOYS; MAKING METAL MALLEABLE BY DECARBURISATION, TEMPERING, OR OTHER TREATMENTS
1
General methods or devices for heat treatment, e.g. annealing, hardening, quenching, tempering
62
Quenching devices
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
21
METALLURGY OF IRON
D
MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS; GENERAL DEVICES FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF FERROUS OR NON-FERROUS METALS OR ALLOYS; MAKING METAL MALLEABLE BY DECARBURISATION, TEMPERING, OR OTHER TREATMENTS
6
Heat treatment of ferrous alloys
C21D 1/34
C21D 1/40
C21D 1/62
C21D 6/00
Applicants Pullman Industries, Inc.
Inventors Machrowicz Tad
Landino Brandon
Agents GIFFORD, KRASS, SPRINKLE,ANDERSON &; CITKOWSKI, P.C
Priority Data 11227354 15.09.2005 US
60610720 17.09.2004 US
US05033336 19.09.2005 WO
Title
(EN) Method of Making High Strength Ferrous Article, and Article Made Thereby
Abstract
(EN)

A preselected metallurgical phase is formed in a body of a ferrous alloy by heating the workpiece to a temperature above an austenizing temperature of the alloy and thereafter contacting the workpiece with a quenching medium. Heat is input to the workpiece during at least a portion of the time it is in contact with the quenching medium. The quenching medium and/or the source of heat are regulated so that they work in combination to maintain the workpiece at a holding temperature which is above the temperature at which the martensite phase forms in the alloy. After maintaining the alloy at the holding temperature for a predetermined period of time, it is cooled to ambient. In particular implementations, the system operates to form a bainite phase in the alloy. Also disclosed are systems for implementing the method.

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