Quality control, EV components, energy consumption and material influences are just a handful of topics being discussed in heat treating today. New heat treat methods and global trends will be the topic of conversation later this year at Heat Treat 2023. Here’s a round-up of some stories circulating across key market segments.
Austempering heat treatments
(austenitizing followed by rapid cooling
to the tempering temperature) have been
applied to nodular irons on an experimental basis for a number of years, but commercial interest in the process has
only recently come to the surface.