Ovako launches its digital heat-treatment guide


Ovako, a leading producer of engineering steel, has launched its Heat Treatment Guide, the first digital tool on the market to enable customers to calculate the mechanical properties of a selected steel after heat-treatment. This will save customers time and money by offering a digital alternative to physical testing.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the Ovako Heat Treatment Guide which will help users understand how chemical composition influences the hardness of a steel after quenching and tempering,” said Göran Nyström, head of Marketing and Technology at Ovako. “This user-friendly tool further supports our commitment to share with customers the best of our technical expertise.”

Ovako’s Heat Treatment Guide can help a customer choose the right steel for the specific application. By choosing a steel grade composition in the Heat Treatment Guide, users will be able to predict how a steel of a specific composition will perform after heat-treatment. The user can alter the steel compositions to investigate the impact of different alloying elements and can compare different steel compositions by layering them in the resulting graphs.

“The primary information provided by the Heat Treatment Guide is the hardness that can be achieved as a function of the cooling rate when the steel is quenched, presented as a CCT-diagram and a Jominy curve,” said Joakim Fagerlund, developer of the Ovako Heat Treatment Guide. “Secondly, the tempering diagrams show how hardness and tensile strength vary as a function of the tempering temperature. A table also details the core hardness after quenching of bars in diameters ranging from 5 up to 500 mm using water, oil, or air as the quenching medium.”

Ovako’s Heat Treatment Guide is a development of the Ovako Steel Navigator, a digital platform created to help customers identify the best steel for their application, and can be used with most steel grades.

MORE INFORMATION  www.heattreatmentguide.com