Effects of Adding Carbon to Iron during Heat Treatment

Carbon isn’t a metal. Actually, it’s a sooty black substance, and it’s not that strong. However, appearances can be deceiving, as every engineer knows only too well. Crushed by incredible pressures, carbon crystals become diamonds, which are the strongest naturally occurring substance known to man. In light of this most helpful material feature, by diffusing […]

Flame Hardening Methods and Applications

Flame hardening technology uses a heat treatment methodology that’s reminiscent of old blacksmithing procedures. Instead of electrically powered induction coils, an oxy-fuel gas flame takes care of the workpiece hardening work. Capable of applying a focused heat source, this is a process that’s used to target reduced geometrical outlines. It’s also a heat treatment technique […]