Robert Simmons Posted September 26, 2010 Share Posted September 26, 2010 As I understand it, tool steel is basically high carbon steel with chromium and some other elements in it to inhibit corrosion. So I was wondering if it would be possible to take high carbon steel from perhaps a car coil spring and add chromium content to it. What I was thinking is that you could measure out the elements you want by weight and then pack it into a container in the manner you do to add carbon to steel and then bring it up yellow to austentite and hold it there for a while. I was hoping that the diffusion would absorb the chromium into the steel. Do you guys think that is possible and safe (toxic substances wise)? P.S. Here is a distributor of chromium powder. http://micmet.com/chromium.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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