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Quenching Steel

Heat Treating Hardening and Quenching

Quenching Steel is the process of strengthening and hardening steel by rapidly cooling metal parts from the austenitizing or solution treating temperature.

Quenching – Successful hardening is achieving the required microstructure, hardness, strength, or toughness while minimizing residual stress, distortion, and the potential of cracking. The selection of a quenchant depends on the hardenability of the particular alloy, thickness of part, and the shape. Effective quenching is dependent on steel composition, type of quench process, and quench-ant use conditions. The design of the quenching system and the thoroughness in which the system is maintained can also contribute to successful quenching.

Steelwind offers both water quench hardening and polymer quench hardening services.

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