How Heat Treatment Can Contribute to Steel’s Strength and Weakness

Counterintuitive consequences have been known to compromise heat treatment work. By way of illustration, steel strengthening operations should logically produce strong workpieces. However, there are times when these mathematically predictable results go out the window. Are there strange laws of probabilities in effect? Or is there a straightforward reason for heat treatment induced weakness? Uncertainty […]

Flame Hardened Medium Carbon Steel Qualities

While medium carbon steel clearly isn’t as hard as a high-carbon alloy, those lenient mechanical qualities can be enriched. By exposing the steel to flame hardening equipment, a heat treatment technique that uses a focused cone of combusted gas, we fortify the material and reinforce its generally weaker microcrystalline bonds. A mild steel workpiece is […]