Category Archives: Metallurgical Services

The Role of Softening in Heat Treating

There are a number of different metallurgical services in Gastonia, NC that can be used to change the composition and characteristics of your metal parts. We might not think of metal as being “soft” and flexible, normally, but softening metal is an important part of heat treating. It can remove the residual stress from parts, […]

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Why Is Aging Important for Heat Treating?

Construction materials will tend to transform over time when they are exposed to natural environmental conditions. For example, you’re likely to see changes in the color and texture of metal surfaces as an oxide layer forms on them. This process of aging shows up frequently in copper, aluminum, lead, zinc and steel. The aging process […]

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