Water Quenching steel is achieved by plunging the hot steel in water. Water next to the hot steel vaporizes, and has no direct contact with the steel. This slows down cooling process until the bubbles break and allow water contact with the hot steel. As the water contacts the steel and boils, a large amount of heat is removed from the steel. With good agitation, bubbles can be prevented from sticking to the steel, therefore preventing any soft spots. Water is one of the most efficient quenching processes where maximum hardness is acquired, and there’s a minimal chance of it causing distortion or tiny cracking.
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