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Does Heating Metal Make it Weaker?

April 8th, 2019

Achieving the perfect metal properties often requires heat. There are many different ways that heat can alter the properties of…

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What Is Case Hardening?

March 4th, 2019

Metal must be pliable to be suited to a variety of applications. However, a metal must also be durable, especially…

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Air Quenching: What is it and How is it Useful

February 19th, 2019

While many metal fabricators will be familiar with heat treatment, not everyone is as familiar with the term air quenching….

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Quenching Oil for Heat Treating

January 3rd, 2019

While there is no such thing as a perfect quenching medium and there are always trade-offs to be made, quenching…

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Case-Hardened Steel

January 3rd, 2019

Case-hardened steel means creating a thin layer of a harder alloy on a metal surface by infusing elements onto it….

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Heat-Treated Metals Make Everyday Life Possible

November 26th, 2018

It is easy to take things for granted. You wouldn’t think twice about sharpening your favorite chef’s knife because it…

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Gas Nitriding Is a Great Way to Case-Harden Metallic Items

November 26th, 2018

Simply put, gas nitriding is the process of infusing nitrogen atoms into the surface of items made of steel, aluminum…

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Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Heat Treatment

May 18th, 2018

Did you ever wonder how the skinny rail tracks do not get crushed under the weight, speed and impact of…

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Why is Surface Hardening Done?

April 18th, 2018

Not all metals are created equal. Some are softer and more malleable, while others are much stronger and more durable….

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Why Manufacturers Heat Treat Firearms

February 26th, 2018

No matter if you use your guns for target shooting, hunting or home defense, you expect them to work whenever…

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