Paxton & Vierling Steel

ESTABLISHED 1885

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TYPICAL ANALYSIS Carbon........ 1.40% Manganese..... .85% Silicon....... .90% Molybdenum.... .25% Normalizing . . . Heat to 1600 ºF (870 ºC). Holding time, after
uniform through heating, varies from about 15 min for small sections to about 1 hr for large sections. Work is cooled from temperature in still air.

Uses . . . Bushings and drill bushings. Forging . . . Start forging at 1800 to 1950 ºF (980 to 1065
ºC). Do not forge below 1500 ºF (815 ºC).

RECOMMENDED HEAT TREATING PRACTICE

Tempering Temp. º(F) Hardness As-quenched Rc 300 400 500 600 63 62 61 59

Annealing . . . Heat to 1410 to 1450 ºF (765 to 790 ºC). Use
lower limit for small sections and upper limit for large sections. Holding time varies from 1 hr for light sections and small furnace charges to about 4 hr for heavy sections and large charges. Cool at a maximum rate of 10 ºF (6 ºC) per hour. From 1300 ºF (705 ºC) to 1000 ºF (540 ºC) cool at a rate of 25 ºF (14 ºC) per hour. Maximum rate not critical after cooled to below 1000 ºF (540 ºC). Typical annealed hardness, 183 to 217 HB.

Stress Relieving . . . Optional. Heat to 1200 to 1250 ºF (650 to
675 ºC) and hold for 1 hr per inch of cross section (minimum of 1 hr). Cool in air.

Hardening . . . Preheat

slowly to 1200 ºF (650 ºC). Austenitize at 1450 to 1500 ºF (790 to 815 ºC) for 10 to 30 min, then quench in oil. Quenched hardness, 63 to 65 HRC.

Tempering . . . Temper at 350 to 600 ºF (175 to 315 ºC) for
corresponding approximate tempered hardness of 63 to 59 HRC.
The data presented herein are typical values, and do not warrant suitability for any specific application or use of this material. Normal variations in the chemical composition, the size of the product, and heat treatment parameter may result in different values for the various physical and mechanical properties .

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