Heat Treatable Steel

Steel is an alloy containing carbon and iron. While introducing different alloying elements changes performance characteristics, heat treatments do the same.

Various heat treatment types are available, affecting how the steel grade performs. Such changes also influence the suitability of the steel grade for particular applications. While there are many processes, all of them positively change the material's physical and mechanical properties making the resulting product more usable.

Treatment Types:
  • Annealing
  • Normalising and stress relieving
  • Tempering
  • Hardening, through hardening and case hardening
About Heat Treatments:

Heat-treating steel alters the material's performance characteristics, providing engineering companies with broader options when considering intended applications. Such treatments offer numerous benefits, including higher tensile strength, superior wear resistance, improved machinability, less susceptibility to corrosion and excellent dimensional stability.

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Processes cover a broad range of controlled processes where steel is subjected to high temperatures and then cooled naturally or rapidly to create different results. For example, normalised steel is heated and then cooled at atmospheric temperatures increasing ductility, while hardened steel results from heating the material before undergoing controlled or rapid cooling.

As treatments are applied, the physical and mechanical properties of the product change. The processes are necessary to provide steel products with the most attractive performance benefits.

We stock an extensive range of heat-treated steel products, which include various heat treatments and surface treatments to enhance performance.

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