The heat treating process for PM tool steels differs from conventional tool steel heat treating. Here we will present the PM tool steel heat treating cycle, which differs from the conventional tool steel heat treating cycle. If you have not read our previous article about the conventional tool steel heat treating cycle, please read it here first, then return to this article.
Some of the most noticeable differences between the conventional tool steel and PM tool steel heat treating cycles are the austenizing temperature, austenizing time and the tempering cycle.
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