Vacuum heat treatment of quality steels CPM 10V A CPM 10V AQ
The fast pace of engineering advancements results in correspondingly increasing demands on heat treatment of powder metallurgicall steels. The steels produced by this technology fulfill the requirements for very high wear resistance (hardness) while maintaining sufficient toughness. The steel CPM 10V is designed with a tough, air hardening base analysis with added high carbon and vanadium. Due to high wear resistance and toughness it is one of the most commonly used steels produced by powder metallurgy. This lecture compares real scenarios of heat treatment in custom hardening shop of steels CPM 10 V and CPM 10V AQ with respect to achieved hardness and impact strength.