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Carbo-Austempering™ - A New Wrinkle?

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By: John Keough, Kathy Hayrynen, Kristin Brandenberg
Publication Date: March 01, 2002
Contact: Kathy Hayrynen, John Keough
Document Type: White Papers


The Carbo-Austempering™ process is a high performance steel heat treatment that combines a high carbon bainitic case with either a bainitic or tempered Martensite core to produce a component with an exceptional combination of strength and toughness.

This paper will review the Carbo-Austempering™ process and its commercial applications. The properties of Carbo-Austempered™ steel along with the benefits and limitations of the process will also be discussed.

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