What is the Concept and Importance of Annealing?

In this heat treatment technique, a counterintuitive reaction is seemingly encountered as a metal workpiece is heated and held at a predetermined furnace temperature. Remarkably, instead of hardening the alloy, the procedure softens the part and makes it more ductile. That thought goes against the grain. Well, it seems to, but this is the intended […]

Black Oxide Coatings: Common Problems and Remedies

A problem-solving guide for black oxide coatings, that’s the direction this article is taking. The finish should be oily black. Putting a tick in that checkbox, the coating should also be moderately corrosion resistant. Only, the inspector’s pen is wavering. There’s an issue with the ebony-hued conversion coating. Spotting problems are apparent, as are strange […]