The present work investigates growth of vanadium carbide (VC) layers by the pack diffusion method on a Vanadis 6 tool steel. The VC layers were produced by pack diffusion at 1000°C for 1, 4 and 16 hours. The VC layers were characterized with optical and electron microscopy, Vickers hardness tests and X-ray diffraction. Homogeneous VC mono-phase layers with Vickers hardness of more than 2400 HV were obtained. Hardening and tempering of the vanadized Vanadis 6 steel did not affect the VC layers.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Heat Treat & Surface Engineering Conference & Expo 2013 - Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India|
Duration: 16 May 2013 → 18 May 2013
Conference number: 27
|Conference||Heat Treat & Surface Engineering Conference & Expo 2013|
|Location||Chennai Trade Center|
|Period||16/05/2013 → 18/05/2013|
Bibliographical noteF.A.P. Fernandes, T.L. Christiansen, K.V. Dahl, M.A.J. Somers- Growth of Vanadium Carbide by Halide-Activated Pack Diffusion, Int. Conf Heat Treatment& Surface Engineering, ASM International Chennai Chapter, India, 2013, paper OP-12.
- Pack cementation
- Vanadium carbide
- X-ray diffraction