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Hu Z.-F.,Tongji University | Wang C.-X.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group
Journal of Iron and Steel Research International | Year: 2012

The effects of spinning deformation and subsequent heat treatments on the mechanical properties and microstructure of 18Ni Co-free Maraging steel (T250) tube were evaluated comparatively with the perform. An obvious radial shrinkage is detected in spun tubes after heat treatment and the magnitude of the shrinkage induced by solution treatment is almost the same as that by aging. Plastic deformation during spinning elongated the grains severely in the direction of metal flow. The solution treatment resulted in a drastically refined grain and recrystallised microstructure, removing the effect of plastic deformation, relieving the tangential residual stress and strain and improving hardness. Subsequent aging obtained a tempered microstructure, enhancing hardness values strikingly for precipitation strengthening. XRD (X-ray diffraction) analysis indicated that the reversed austenite formed in a plate-like along the grain boundaries and the volume fraction of austenite in spun tube was more than double that in the preform. These results imply that the residual stress and stain induced by spinning process and reversed austenite forming during aging might have the similar contribution to the radical shrinkage. © 2012 Central Iron and Steel Research Institute. Source

Wang X.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group | Lu C.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group | Lu Z.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group | Li D.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group | Zhou S.,China Iron and Steel Institute Group
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials | Year: 2012

The Fe-Si-B-P-C metallic glassy alloys exhibit relatively high glass forming ability (GFA) as well as good soft magnetic properties such as ultra-low core loss. In this paper, the metallic glassy alloy (Fe 0.76Si 0.09B 0.10P 0.05) 98C 2 has been newly developed. A new Fe-based amorphous compound powder was prepared from FeSiB amorphous powder by crushing the amorphous ribbons as the first magnetic component and FeSiBPC metallic glassy powder by water atomization as the second magnetic component. Subsequently by adding organic and inorganic binders to the compound powder and cold pressing, the new Fe-based amorphous compound powder cores were fabricated. These new Fe-based amorphous compound powder cores combine the superior DC-bias properties and the excellently low core loss. The core loss of 453 kW/m 3 at B m=0.1 T and f=100 kHz was obtained when the mass ratio of FeSiB/FeSiBPC equals 3:2, and meanwhile the DC-bias properties of the new Fe-based amorphous compound powder cores just increased by 10% at H=100 Oe for μ=60 compared to those of the FeSiBPC powder cores. In addition, with the increase in the content of the FeSiPC metallic glassy powder, the core loss tends to decrease. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

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