Heat Treatment Terminology: A to Z

Ageing The process of holding metals at room temperature or at a predetermined temperature for the purpose of increasing their hardness and strength by precipitation. Air Hardening The hardening process consists of heating the components above the critical (normalizing) temperature, holding at this temperature for one hour per inch of thickness cooling at a rate … Read more

Heat Treatment – Hardenability, Tempering, Annealing, Normalizing

It is a process utilized to change certain characteristics of metals and alloys in order to make them more suitable for a particular kind application Heat Treatment can greatly influence mechanical properties such as strength, hardness, ductility, toughness, and wear resistance of the alloys. Heat Treatment of Carbon Steels and Carbon Alloy Steels: Heat Treatment … Read more