Transient Field Processing
High Magnetic Processing - A Heat-Free Heat-Treating Method
BackgroundHigh Magnetic Field Processing (HMFP) is a transformational materials processing technology that adds a new dimension to materials processing. Magnetic fields can enhance reaction kinetics and shift the phase boundaries targeted by heat treatment to enhance material performance and eliminate heat treatment steps. Huge energy savings are possible through the elimination of heat treatment steps and the use of superconducting magnets.
The goal of this project is to develop magnetic processing for industrial steels for use during continuous cooling operations through eliminating/optimizing high temperature processing treatments and eliminating: cryogenic processing. The project will also develop higher field (>9T), larger-bore-size (>6-inch) magnet technology designs for the next generation magnet system which will enable treatment of larger scale industrial components. ORNL will work with project partners to eliminate a processing step while improving performance of a steel alloy of interest to each partner.
American Magnetics Inc., AjaxTOCCO, American Safety Razor, Carpenter Technologies, Caterpillar Inc.
Gail Mackiewicz Ludtka