Retained Austenite Measurement
Retained Austenite content is critical when it comes to the strength and durability of steel parts, and Verichek is now certified to conduct Retained Austenite measurement for our customers.
Analysis of Retained Austenite with Verichek is highlighted by…
Detailed measurements providing traceability and accuracy not achievable with the traditional microscope method.
24 hour turnaround time once the sample is received.
Adherence to Standard Practices of ASTM E975-14g.
What is Retained Austenite
Austenite is a face centered cubic microscopic crystal of Iron, resulting from heat treating. Over time, the Austenite will transform into Martensite, and the amount of Austenite must be monitored to achieve specific physical properties of steel. For example, if the Austenite is too high, once that Austenite turns into Martensite, the resulting Martensite will cause brittleness of the steel part and will result in product failure.
Due to its importance in the properties of steel, measuring for Retained Austenite is critical for heat treaters, buyers and sellers of automotive parts, and those in several other industries.
Retained Austenite Analysis with Verichek
Verichek Technical Services is proud to provide Retained Austenite analysis which gives organizations detailed measurements of the Austenite content in their steel components. With this analysis, organizations are able to ensure measurements meet required standards and avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences of safety issues tied to frailty in their steel parts.
Our Retained Austenite analysis is done in our lab using the X-Ray Diffraction Method which avoids the shortcomings of traditional metallographic investigation by chemical etching and optical determination.
Once a sample is received by our team, it is prepared using a polishing table and then measured using the GNR AreX-D Retained Austenite Analyzer. As mentioned, Verichek uses the X-Ray Diffraction Method to give precise measurements of the Austenite content in the sample, and these measurements are turned around to customers within 24 hours.