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What Is Normalizing in Metallurgy?

At J.F. Heat Treating Inc., we specialize in all sorts of different metallurgical processes, or the science of altering a metal’s properties to meet desired characteristics. From aging to peening, there are all sorts of different processes we provide for our clients. Another process we’re well familiar with is normalizing. What exactly is normalizing? This […]

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How to Remove Steel Contaminants

Common sense ought to tell you that you don’t want contaminants in your steel—even if you don’t know anything about steel production, the word “contaminant” should set off alarm bells in your head! But what exactly does it mean to have contaminated steel, and how do we remove steel contaminants in Gastonia, NC? Read on […]

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The Difference Between the Four Types of Steel Heat Treating

Heat is an extraordinary thing. In fact, when you know how to control heat, you can change and manipulate materials to your whim—even steel, one of the hardest materials known to man. But how you go about steel heat treatment in Gastonia, NC depends largely upon what your goal is. Read on for more information […]

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What Is Wheelabrating?

When you need to clean or strengthen a metal piece, you might turn to wheelabrating, Otherwise known as shot blasting services in Gastonia, NC, this is an aggressive, abrasive technique that can ready a material for finishing, whether that’s painting, polishing or another method. If it sounds like sandblasting, you’re not too far off—it’s the […]

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Quenching vs. Tempering

Steel is one of the hardest, strongest materials around, but when you use heat treatments, it can become even stronger. Two ways to improve your steel’s strength are quenching or tempering heat treatments in Gastonia, NC. Both involve heating the steel, then cooling it to achieve the desired results. Read on to learn more about […]

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