What: FREE Webinar
When: November 20, 2019 @ 11 AM EDT
Understanding the Influence of Alloy Chemistry on Heat Treatment Process Windows
Heat treating is the controlled application of time, temperature, and atmosphere to produce a predictable change in the microstructure of a material. However, alloys are complex systems where the microstructure and properties depend on both the processing conditions and chemical composition. Variations in composition, particularly in terms of minor elements, affect processing windows. What do metallurgists and process engineers do when this information is not available? Using Thermo-Calc, which calculates thermodynamic and phase based properties as a function of composition, temperature and time, it is possible to make such predictions for multicomponent alloys.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How actual chemistries influence processing windows and transformation temperatures such as liquidus, solidus, A1, A3, Ms
- The influence of alloy chemistry and temperature on diffusion and how this affects carburizing, nitriding, homogenization, etc.
- How precipitation of secondary phases can be predicted as a function of chemistry, temperature and time.
- How these types of calculations are employed in production environments.