Low Carbon Steel Case Hardening Process

It’s tough to case harden low carbon steels. Simply put, more carbon equals more hardness, a feature that even the casual observer can appreciate. One solution to this processing puzzle is to introduce more carbon. In essence, the low carbon surface is infused with a supplementary carbon source. Consequently, as the additional carbon is artificially […]

Tips for Finding Leaks in a Vacuum Heat Furnace

Vacuum heat furnaces perform expeditiously as atmosphere controlled heat treatment chambers. Drained of process-influencing oxygen and filled instead with an inert gas, the furnace stops scaling, stops parts discolouration, and generally improves the mechanical and physical characteristics of any processed workpiece. What happens if this sealed chamber develops a leak? The vacuum is tainted and […]