Vacuum Carburizing vs. Gas Carburizing

December 16th, 2020

Carburizing is a valuable treatment process that hardens metals. It is used because many low-carbon steels are not able to…

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The 6 Most Common Forms of Heat Treatment

December 16th, 2020

Steel is one of the most widely used materials in the world. From appliances to home construction to car parts,…

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Annealing vs Tempering

February 24th, 2020

There are a variety of steel heat treatment processes available for steel products. Annealing steel and tempering steel are two…

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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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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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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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Things You Should Know: Quenching Metal – Explained

January 15th, 2018

If you have ever been to a real blacksmith’s forge or watched one of the popular metal-working reality TV shows,…

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