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.
- Normalising and stress relieving
- 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.