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22. March 2018

RC+T - The technological alternative to classical heat treatment

Cold forming is a proven process for the production of rotationally symmetrical components for the automotive industry. For good formability, case-hardened steels are isothermal or spheroidizing annealed. However, this type of heat treatment is very time-consuming. In addition post-treatments to fulfill the requirement regarding microstructure, straightness and surface quality are complex.

Increase efficiency and component quality with RC+T

To meet the increasing requirements, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke and its customers developed a technological alternative to the classical heat treatment process with significant added value throughout the entire process chain: With Rapid Cooling + Tempering, the classic isothermal or spheroidizing annealing is replaced. Cold formers save time-consuming process steps and simultaneously optimize the steel properties for increased component quality.

Read more about the advantages of RC+T.