What is Oxidation in Heat Treatment?

Just as a refresher, what is heat treatment technology? Certainly, the exposure of a metal part to heat changes its material and mechanical characteristics. And those changes occur over time. That controlled thermal treatment sequence can even be dramatically curtailed by quenching the metal workpiece. What about material oxidation in heat treatment, though? Where does […]

High Carbon Steel Hardening Process

Carbon is the element upon which all of life is founded. Also, in heat treatment technology, carbon is the primary alloying element in the steel hardening process. Not surprisingly, there are variations on this theme. For example, high carbon steel is a dense alloy, but it’s also a brittle metal. Let’s follow this hardening process […]