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Video: The toughness test for conventional Austempering vs. Quench & Temper

Designers need hardness and strength without compromising toughness. We’ve  proven that Austempering Steel is superior over conventional Quench & Temper heat treating when it comes to producing stronger, more wear resistant parts.

Watch below as our team fractures Martensitic quench & tempered 4350 v-notched bars and Bainitic Austempered 4350 v-notched bars to see which was tougher.

Conventional Quench and Temper cycles result in a martenstic matrix while Austempered steel has a bainitic matrix. The bainitic matrix provides radically improved impact properties at hardness levels above 40 HRc.

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