Vacuum Heat Treating for M2 High Speed and D2 Tool Steels

Author: William R. Jones, Solar Atmospheres,

Originally Published: Proceeding of ASM Heat Treating Conference, Cincinnati Ohio, March 1996

A series of large cross section D2 and M2 tool steels have been obtained and cross cut prior to heat treatment.  Similar heat treating, time and temperatures, will be run in a salt bath furnace and a vacuum furnace.  All parts will be tracked for process temperature via deep embedded thermocouples.  Data reported, including metallurgical results, for an independent laboratory.

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