After heating up to required hardening temperature, tool steels be quenched to build up hardening structure.
9) After heating up to required hardening temperature, why must tool steels be quenched ?
To build up hardening structure
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To produce certain desired properties
Parts to be hardened by case hardening process are made from a steel with a carbon content of 0.15% so that they will not respond to direct hardening.
The steel is subjected to treatment in which the carbon content of the surface layer is increased to about 0.9%.
When the carburised steel is heated and quenched, only the surface layer will respond, and the core will remain soft and tough as required.