Heat treatment temperatures, including rate of heating, cooling and soaking times will vary due to factors such as the shape and size of each steel component. Other considerations during the heat treatment process include the type of furnace, quenching medium and work piece transfer facilities.
Annealing:Heat the steel slowly to 820-860°C and allow enough time for the steel to be thoroughly heated. Cool slowly in the furnace to 580°C followed by air cooling.
When parts are heavily machined, ground or otherwise subject to cold work, stress relieving will be beneficial prior to hardening.
4330V steel is usually supplied ready heat treated to 35-39 HRc. If further heat treatment is required annealed 4330V should be heated slowly to 840-875°C and after adequate soaking at this temperature quench in oil. Temper as soon as the tools reach room temperature.
Heat carefully to a suitable temperature selected by reference to a tempering chart or table, soak at the temperature for 2 hours per 25mm of ruling section, then allow to cool in air.