Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 39–41 | Cite as

Vacuum quenching of steel Kh12M

  • R. S. Klykova
  • S. G. Murovannaya
  • V. M. Pylaev
Heat Treatment Technology


Vacuum quenching of die steel Kh12M in argon and in VM-1 vacuum oil after heating to 1030° (10−1 mm Hg) ensures a hardness of HRC 63-64 with retention of a bright surface and reduction of distortion.


Argon Bright Surface Steel Kh12M Vacuum Quenching 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Klykova
  • S. G. Murovannaya
  • V. M. Pylaev

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