hardening

It is a process of thermo-chemical diffusion within which alloying element, mostly nitrogen or carbon diffuse in to surface of monolithic metal. It results in an interstitial solid-solution that is harder as compared to base metal. This improves wear-resistance without any loss of toughness. Laser surface-engineering is surface treatment through high selectivity, versatility & novel […]

There are metals that fall under the classification of precipitation hardening. When quenching is performed upon some precipitation hardening-alloy, alloying elements of this alloy are trapped within solution, which results in soft metal. Performing aging for a solutionized-metal allow alloying elements for diffusing via microstructure & forming inter-metallic particles. Such particles nucleate & fall-out of […]

Steels are especially suitable for heat treatment since they react well to heat treatment and the business utilization of steels surpasses that of some other material. Steels are heat treated for one of the accompanying reasons:   Softening: Softening is carried out to diminish quality or hardness, evacuate leftover burdens, enhance toughness, restore malleability, refine […]

Heat treating is a process of heating or cooling metals and is used to alter their properties in order to obtain the desired shape and structure such as brittleness, hardness, and softness. The steps for achieving these things are consistent with all heat treatment processes. Heat treatment techniques include annealing, tempering, hardening, quenching, stress releasing […]