Ameralloy-FH was specially developed to
withstand severe wear and resist galling.
The application of Ameralloy-FH will result
in a more uniform section after hardening,
without shrinking. Ameralloy-FH can be
hardened by quenching and tempering,
flame hardening, or carburizing.
Ameralloy-FH was engineered to produce
a perfect hand tool with inexperienced
help, or where there is a lack of adequate
heat-treating facilities. Ameralloy-FH can be
reworked at the forge without cracking or
changing physical properties.
- Annealing If machining is to follow forging,
anneal by heating to 1400°F (cherry-red), cool
to 900°F, then air cool.
- Hardening Allow tool to cool after forging.
Reheat to 1550°–1850°F (salmon-to-orange
range) and quench in water.
- Toughen striking end In the as-forged
condition, the striking end should be tapered
and heated to 1325°F (cherry-red), and
quenched in water. This insures elimination of
- Forging Forge at 1800°–2000°F.
Discontinue operation when temperature falls
below 1800°F and reheat again. After forging,
the piece should be air cooled. Ameralloy-FH
will have the following physical properties:
– Yield point: 96,000 lbs. psi
– Tensile strength: 152,000 lbs. psi
– Elongation in 2”: 18%
– Reduction of area: 46%
– Brinell hardness: 320