, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 592-596
Date: 11 May 2007

Effects of Heat Treatments on Steels for Bearing Applications

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AISI 52 100, 440C, REX20, and Crucible CRU80 steel samples were exposed to 16 different heat treatments to vary the levels of retained austenite. Rockwell C hardness measurements, optical microscopy, and compression testing were used to compare the properties of the different steels.