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How to Determine the Best Heat Treatment for Your Parts

Your metal parts may not be operating at their most reliable or most suited to your needs. With a little help from heat treating in Gastonia, NC, however, you could be getting better use from your metal parts. What is heat treating? Simply put, heat treating is a process through which the physical (and sometimes […]

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How Will Flame Hardening Be Useful to Me?

There are many different kinds of metallurgical processes that produce different effects in metal. Before you can decide which process is best for your part or project, you need to decide what your end result should be. For example, some treatments soften metal and improve its ductility, while others increase hardness or improve electrical conductivity. […]

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Why Would I Need to Relieve Stress with Annealing?

Heat treatments are designed to improve the strength, flexibility, durability and hardness of metal products without actually changing their shape. Annealing is an umbrella term for one type of this heat treatment, which reduces hardness, relieves internal stresses and improves ductility. What is annealing? The process of annealing uses thermodynamics to achieve its goals. By […]

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The Pros and Cons of Induction Hardening

Induction hardening is a type of heat treating method in which you selectively and rapidly harden a metal surface. In the process, you place a copper coil that carries an alternating current near the part, but not directly touching it. Heat is generated close to the surface with eddy current and hysteresis losses. Then, a […]

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What You Should Know About Stress Relief Annealing

Annealing is a type of heat treatment in which an alloy gets heated up and held at a particular temperature, then gets cooled down in a controlled manner. The process allows for internal stresses in the alloy to be relieved, softens the material and creates a chemical homogenization and transformation of the grain structure of […]

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