What are Some of the Causes of Quench Cracking in Steel?

It is significant for heat treatments to comprehend the systems related with quench cracking and to make every single judicious step important to maintain a strategic distance from in-administration item disappointments. To achieve this errand manufacturing engineers plan on materials choice, manufacturing strategies (including heat treatment) and wellbeing remittances. One of the initial phases in […]

Understanding Cold Working and Annealing

All in all terms, cold working is the disfigurement that happens under conditions where recuperation forms are not successful. Then again, hot working is twisting under states of temperature and strain rate to such an extent that recuperation forms happen at the same time with the deformation. There are basic changes that happen during cold […]

Heat Treatment Process Used for Castings

It is highly essential to use heat treatment process to change the physical and chemical properties of cast alloy depending on how it will be used. As it undergoes a heat treatment process, most of its mechanical properties be it ferrous or non-ferrous in nature will be observed through their microstructure. The heat treatment process […]

Troubleshooting Nitriding Process Problems – Part 2

The nitriding process improves the life expectancy of machine parts, so reducing the consumption of steel and energy and, as a result, the cost of the entire manufacturing process. For this reason, it may be considered both economically and ecologically beneficial. Economical and ecological advantages will at the same time characterise a process in which […]

Troubleshooting Nitriding Process Problems – Part 1

The nitriding process is perhaps one of the most misunderstood thermo-chemical surface treatment processes that are practiced today. So the process is not as old as, for example carburising. However, it is perhaps (as far as chemistry is concerned) one of the most simple of all of the thermo-chemical surface treatments are concerned. Below are […]

Process and Applications of Black Oxide

The process of forming black iron oxide to ferrous metals and other types of materials is often called black oxide. The black oxide process is a chemical conversion coating for ferrous materials, stainless steel, copper and copper-based alloys, zinc, powdered metals, and silver solder. This process is done to add corrosion resistance, enhance appearance, and […]

What is Carburization in Heat Treatment?

Case hardening is a process of reinforcing the surface of some types of soft metal, making them more durable and tough. This process forms a thin layer of durable metal coating that allows the metal underneath to remain soft. One type of case hardening is carburization, which involves introducing steel items to carbon atoms.  The […]

How a Heat Treatment Modifies Metal Properties

A heat treatment does far more than just change the physical appearance of metals. It also can modify the properties of them to reach the intended goal. This type of treatment involves heating and cooling the metals at the right temperatures to alter their microstructure. How long the treatment requires depends upon the size of […]

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 […]