APPLICATION OF ZEROFLOW NITRIDING TO IMPROVE THE LIFETIME OF FORGING TOOLS

1 KASZUBA Marcin
Co-authors:
1 WIDOMSKI Paweł 2 PIECHOWICZ Łukasz
Institutions:
1 Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Łukasiewicza 5 Street, 50-371 Wrocław, Poland, EU, marcin.kaszuba@pwr.edu.pl, pawel.widomski@pwr.edu.pl
2 SECO WARWICK Europe, gen. Świerczewskiego 76 Street, 66-200 Świebodzin, Poland EU, lukasz.piechowicz@secowarwick.com
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
438-444
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

This article describes problems related to the lifetime of tools used for hot forging. The results of industrial tests, involving the application of ZeroFlow nitriding for the purpose of improving tool lifetime, are presented. One of the bottom dies was subjected to detailed analysis on account of its short lifetime. Analysis of a standard die was also conducted for the purposes of comparison. Based on comprehensive tests of tools (surface scanning, microhardness measurements, observation under a microscope), after a specific number of manufactured forgings, it was demonstrated that the application of ZeroFlow gas nitriding can effectively increase the lifetime of tools used in hot die forging processes.

Keywords: forging tools, forging, ZeroFlow method, nitriding.
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