Quenching & Tempering

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Quenching and Tempering Steel is strong to begin with, but sometimes it’s necessary to make it even stronger. One of the common treatments to achieve this is quenching and tempering. This is a process that strengthens and hardens iron-based alloys by heating, rapidly cooling, and reheating. When steel is heated above a certain point, ..
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Hardness Vs. Hardenability

Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Hardness & Hardenability Two words commonly heard in the metal industry are hardness and hardenability. Derived from the same root, but a very different meaning. Hardness is a characteristic of the steel, while hardenability is describing an ability of the steel. In order to understand hardness, we first need to go through the p ..
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