The Hot-Temperature vs. Mid-Temperature Black Oxide Process: What Are the Differences?

Black oxide is a conversion coating that is suitable for ferrous metals along with copper-based alloys, copper, zinc, stainless steel, silver solder and powdered metals. It accomplishes this through a chemical reaction since it is made of caustic oxidisers and additives. Also, it gives items a lustrous, black appearance and provides some corrosion protection. On […]

Common Issues with Induction Hardening

The process of induction hardening is for the purpose of hardening the surface of components made from steel or other carbon-alloy metals. Components or parts include a wide assortment of axles, pins, rollers and shafts. As much as 15-mm hardness depths can be achieved. Parts are placed in a special furnace that utilizes a coil […]