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The main objective of the experimental research programme was to determine the optimum production route in the manufacture of forged steel rolls for cold mill applications such that rolls may be produced with improved and more consistent wear properties. By the use of a simulated wear test and by monitoring surface characteristics, variables in the process route such as composition and heat treatment have been examined. On the basis of the results obtained from the programme of work, the following conclusions have been drawn in determining a satisfactory production route: 1) optimum analysis is a high carbon 3-5% chromium steel 2) a low hardening temperature is consistent with the required hardenability 3) electroflux remelting should be utilised.

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Authors: SHEFFIELD FORGEMASTERS LTD, Sheffield Forgemasters Ltd., Sheffield (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11100 EN (1988) 154 pp.
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