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Tempering vs. Annealing: What’s the Difference?

The heat treatment of metal is a process that involves the heating or chilling of metal. This process is often conducted at extreme temperatures. The purpose of this process is to achieve a certain result, which is to alter the chemical composition of the metal without changing its shape. This includes the hardening or softening […]

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The Importance of Heat Treating Metal

Heat treatment of metal is an essential component of the manufacturing process. Most people are unfamiliar with the process, the reason for it, and the benefits it holds. What Is Heat Treatment? Metal heat treating is a thermal process. The process improves the material properties of metal in three different ways: Enhancing corrosion resistance Improving […]

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Metal Annealing Explained

There are many types of metal processes that are involved in metal heat treating. Each type of process allows the steel to be further expanded into more applications and uses. In this short guide, we will discuss the annealing process and its benefits. What Is Annealing? Annealing is a step in the steel treatment process […]

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The History of Metal

When answering questions such as “how long has metal been used?” and “what is metal?” the answers can be surprising. Since we always see metal around us, we take its uses and existence for granted. We know what metal is when we see it, and most of us can remember metal being a crucial component […]

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What Is Normalizing?

Many manufacturing companies perform processes that improve the characteristics of metals. Normalizing is a common process that can vastly benefit a product. The following text explains what normalizing is, how it works, and the best time to do it.  What Is Normalizing? Normalizing is one of several heat treatment processes for metals. In this process, […]

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