Normalizing is the process in which a metal is heated to a temperature below it’s melting point and allowed to cool in air in order to make it more ductile, relieve strress on doing so, the microstructure also changed. In our experiment, Normalizing process was applied on the Forged Rear Axle of Temperature 870880 c and time of 2 Hours 20 Minute for proper development of the Ferrite and Pearlite Phase. It was observed that as Normalizing Temperature increases, the Hardness decreases as well as Strength also decreases. At the temperature of 870-880 c , Better Micro structure of Uniform distribution of Ferrite and Pearlite is achieved.
Forged Steel, Axle, Normalizing.