Ausferrite vs Austemper - What's the difference?

ausferrite | austemper |


As a noun ausferrite

is a special type of microstructure that occurs when ductile iron is austempered, consisting of acicular ferrite in carbon-enriched austenite.

As a verb austemper is

to harden (a metal) and produce a stronger microstructure by heating it into the austenite region and then immediately quenching and removing any bainite and ausferrite.

ausferrite

English

Noun

(-)
  • A special type of microstructure that occurs when ductile iron is austempered, consisting of acicular ferrite in carbon-enriched austenite.
  • austemper

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To harden (a metal) and produce a stronger microstructure by heating it into the austenite region and then immediately quenching and removing any bainite and ausferrite.
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