Getting the strength and hardness you need in your through hardened steel components requires knowledge of the effects of alloy composition and heat treating on steel properties. With knowledge of the metallurgy of steel through hardening you’ll be better able to
- Select the most appropriate alloy and heat treating process for your application
- Evaluate suppliers
- Develop manufacturing processes
- Solve quality problems
If your products use through hardened steel components, a good understanding of the metallurgy of steel through hardening is critical for being more productive and profitable.
What you’ll learn about steel through hardening
The following aspects of steel through hardening are taught in this course:
- Quenching and tempering, martempering, and austempering through hardening process conditions.
- Effects of steel composition and heat treating temperature and cooling rate on through hardened steel microstructure, strength, and hardness
- Common through hardening problems and how to avoid them.
- Effects of tempering temperature and time on steel microstructure, strength, and hardness.
- Effects of steel composition on hardenability and how to read a hardenability curve.
What topics does this course cover?
The course takes about 1 hour to complete and consists of 2 modules and a final exam. Each module is 20-30 minutes long. Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught. The module titles are:
- Module 1: Quenching and tempering
- Module 2: Martempering and austempering
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 1 credit hour (0.1 CEU’s).