Category Archive : Heat Treatment

Understanding The Basics Of Hardening And Tempering Steel

The terms hardening and tempering steel are often used together, but they are two different processes. In general, the name is indicative of the process, with hardening used to create a rigid, durable surface. Tempering is done, typically after the hardening process, to remove any internal stress created by the process as well as to make the steel part or component less brittle and more durable.

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Options In Case Hardening Processes In Pennsylvania

As the name implies, the process of case hardening is designed to create a protective case or shell on the outside of a metal part or component. At the same time, the process does not extend any deeper than required into the surface of the metal, preventing any change in the physical property of the underlying metal.

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