publication . Article . 2008

Response of cast austenitic stainless steel to low temperature plasma carburizing.

Yong Sun;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2008
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
The response of a cast 316 type austenitic stainless steel to the novel low temperature plasma carburizing process has been investigated in this work. The cast steel has a dendritic structure with a mix of austenite, ferrite and carbide phases. The results show that such a complex structure responds well to the carburizing process, and the inter-dendrite regions containing ferrite and carbides can be transformed to expanded austenite to form a continuous and uniform layer supersaturated with carbon. Such a layer is precipitation free and possesses a high hardness and good corrosion resistance.
free text keywords: Plasma, Stainless steel, Carburizing, plasma, stainless steel, carburizing
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