Effect of nickel, copper, molybdenum, and boron on the hardenability of high-strength nodular cast iron
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- Voloshchenko, M.V. Met Sci Heat Treat (1961) 3: 207. doi:10.1007/BF00812980
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Boron hast no effect on the hardenability of high-strength cast iron quenched from 850°C. Mo is the most effective addition to improve hardenability on quenching from 850°C.
In quenching from 900°C, high-strength cast iron alloyed with Cu, Ni, Mo or B develops a higher hardenability than unalloyed iron. At the higher quenching temperature, the most effective in this respect is nickel.