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Customer process rest austenite transformation in the Iron & Steel sector
Rest austenite transformation
Tuning the material properties
Retained austenite which is left in the steel structure after hardening will lead (in the course of time) to dimensional changes of precision parts and reduce the wear resistance of tools. This problem can be solved using liquid nitrogen. Cooling the parts to temperatures lower than minus 80 °C leads to a quick transformation of the austenite into martensite.
Application technology rest austenite transformation in the Iron & Steel sector
Cryogenic rest austenite transformation
A complete solution of both equipment & cryogenic gases