Method for producing resilient elements using method of anisotropic orientation of nanostructure in material

FIELD: mechanical engineering.

SUBSTANCE: high-speed heating of a rod up to a temperature above the Ac3 point of phase transformations, plastic deformation of the rod by screw compression with twisting in the direction of compression of the spring coil, instant hot coiling of the spring at a temperature above Ac3 with immediate coil quenching and tempering, ensuring anisotropically oriented steel structure is carried out.

EFFECT: improvement of quality of springs and reduction of energy consumption.

2 cl, 1 ex


The invention relates to mechanical engineering technology and can be used in the manufacture of springs of hardened steel.

The prior art method of making elastic elements(SU 1169999 A, IPC 4 C21D 9/02, 8/00)includes heating the workpiece to a temperature AU3the plastic deformation of the helical compression by tightening, hardening, wrapped in the direction of twisting of the workpiece.

There is a method allows the anisotropy of the properties of texture, oriented along the direction of the punitive actions of stress, which increases the values of the static and cyclic strength of the elastic elements. When the helical compression value de-carbonized layer decreases due to the greater degree of deformation on the surface (expansion layer). High-temperature thermomechanical treatment eliminates edits and polishing of the workpiece before it is wrapped and improves the properties of the cyclic strength and reliability against fracture.

The prior art method of manufacturing large springs (the Russian Federation No. 1234018, CL B21F 35/00, declared 13.08.84 published 30.05.86), selected as a prototype, including high-temperature thermomechanical processing of the workpiece transversely of the screw by pulling in the direction of deformation of a coil compression spring, high-speed heating of the material is key to a temperature above the point AU 3phase transformations winding spring, immediate hardening, tempering springs.

A known method can improve the operational reliability of the springs due to the fact that high-temperature machining of the workpiece creates a directional metal structure corresponding to deformation arising during operation of the spring under compression, and high velocity heating and hot wrapped with subsequent heat treatment creates additional padding.

The purpose of the invention is improving the quality of elastic elements, the reduction of energy consumption in the manufacture of elastic elements.

The technical result is achieved in that in the method of manufacturing elastic elements using the method of the anisotropic orientation of the nanostructure material including high-speed heating the workpiece to a temperature above the point AU3phase transformation, plastic deformation of the workpiece helical compression by twisting in the direction of the compression coil spring winding spring, immediate hardening, tempering, according to the invention the winding of the spring is made immediately after plastic deformation of the workpiece.

Given that from the point of high-speed heating to the point of hot winding billet is cooled by the mechanisms of plastic deformation and the environment, appropriate speed heat C the cooking implement to a temperature above the point AU 3not less than 50°C.

An example of carrying out the invention

Rod alloy steel continuously sequentially subjected to high-speed heating to a temperature of 50°C above the point Ac3phase transformations. Then the rod is subjected to plastic deformation of the helical compression by twisting in the direction of compression coil springs. Then carry out a wrapped hot springs at temperatures above point Ac3phase transformations with immediate powercobol quenching and subsequent tempering.

During vtmo is multidirectional deformation of the workpiece, includes compression with deformation rate of 15-20%, the shift of the metal in the transverse direction in the area of the conical section of the deformation of the helical compression with deformation rate of 10-12%, the curl in the cross section in the outlet area of the workpiece with the conical section of the deformation zone with a twisting strain 12-15% and the bending deformation when wrapped.

Improving the quality of the springs is due to the fact that during the deformation of the workpiece in different directions austenitic grain still in a hot condition is ground to a nanoscale level (200-500 nm), and hardening provides a phase change in the structure, i.e. the transition to the martensitic state, which allows to obtain a martensitic grain size of 100-300 nm.

This carbide composition is shining (cementite) is in the range of 10-60 nm and uniformly located in the martensitic structure.

In addition, when used as billets hot-rolled rod with the deformation of the helical compression removes scale, providing the roughness of the rod in the range of 2.5-10 μm with precision rod 9-10 kvalitet, which corresponds holodnokatannoj steel.

The reduction of energy consumption in the manufacture of elastic elements in comparison with the prototype is due to the fact that the manufacturing process of the elastic elements excluded re-heating of the workpiece after high-temperature thermomechanical processing to be wrapped.

1. A method of manufacturing spring steel with oriented anisotropic nanostructure, including high-speed heating the rod to a temperature above the point Ac3phase transformation, plastic deformation of the rod screw compression by twisting in the direction of the compression coil spring winding spring, hardening and tempering, wherein the exercise wrapped hot springs after plastic deformation at temperatures above Ac3with immediate powercobol quenching.

2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the high-speed heating of the workpiece is carried out to a temperature of not less than 50°C above the point AU3.


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