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Temperature only? I would like to know more about the cause and effect of different agitation rates...

Some reading I am doing:




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Cooling rate determines the as quenched microstructure which in term strongly influences the stresses generated. Agition can increase or decrease cooling rate depending on how agressive it is. The are many other factors that influence quench related cracking such as part geometry so you really have to consider them all together if you are trying to prevent cracks.

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