austenitize

austenitize

[¦ȯs·tə·nə‚tīz]
(metallurgy)
To heat steel to the temperature range in which the crystalline form of the iron is austenite.
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In this paper we are focused on electron beam hardening, that use extremely high-energy input to austenitize a very thin surface layer.
Heat the part to austenitize in the temperature range of 1,550-1,700F (843-927C) for a time sufficient to produce a fully austenitic matrix that is saturated with the equilibrium carbon content.
austenitize in the temperature range of 1550-17500F (840-950c) for a time sufficient to produce a fully austenitic matrix that is saturated with carbon;