Characterization of steel and metal alloys at Heating Rates up to 4000 °C/sec and Quenching Rates up to 2500 °C/sec permits optimization of processing conditions
Quenching dilatometers are used to study the heat treatment of steel and metal alloys, helping to identifying the heating rate, quenching rate, and isothermal dwell times necessary in metals manufacturing to yield the crystalline structure necessary to meet the required physical properties of the finished product.
The related microstructural changes may be observed through process simulation with real-time monitoring of dimensional change. In addition, the measurement of distinct alloy compositions is used to create Time-Temperature Transformation (TTT) and Continuous-Cooling Transformation diagrams (CCT), which are critical in process design and optimization. With heating rates up to 4000 °C/sec and cooling rates of 2500 °C/sec, the DIL 805 series quenching dilatometers provide the most accurate measurements over the widest range of heating, cooling and deformation conditions, providing the most sophisticated characterization and optimization of metals processing conditions.