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A Design Study in Steel - ME Elecmetal Crawler Track Shoe

Heat Treating

Heat treatment of the shoes was a critical process step to produce the required strength, microstructure, and hardness values in the track shoe. 

The castings were heat treated in a proprietary high temperature heat, water quench, and temper cycle.   

  • Control of temperature ramp rates, water agitation and  water temperature were required to reduce the risk of quench cracking. 

Track Shoe in the Heat-Treat Furnace




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Last Modified:July, 2006 by STG

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