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Here are some of the associated services.

Aging

(Also called Precipitation Hardening) A change in the properties of certain steels, and structural alloys, that occurs at ambient or moderately elevated temperatures after hot working or a heat treatment (quench aging, natural aging, or artificial aging) or after a cold-working operation (strain aging).

Annealing

Annealing is used to induce ductility, soften material, relieve internal stresses, refine the structure by making it homogeneous, and improve cold working properties.

Austemper

A thermal process that produces significantly tougher parts than conventional heat treating. Used in many applications where distortion is critical. The resultant microstructure is very tough, exhibiting 15% higher toughness than a quench & tempered part of the same hardness.

Carbonitriding

Case hardening in which a suitable steel object is heated above Ac1 in a gaseous atmosphere of such composition as to cause simultaneous absorption of carbon and nitrogen by the surface and, by diffusion, to create a concentration gradient.

Carburizing

A process in which an austenitizable steel object is brought into contact with a carbonaceous environment of sufficient carbon potential to cause absorption of carbon at the surface and, by diffusion, to create a concentration gradient.

Cryogenic Treatment

(Also called Cold Treatment) Cryogenics, or deep freezing is done to make sure there is no retained Austenite during quenching, resulting in a complete Martensitic microstructure.

Ferritic Nitrocarburizing

Ferritic nitrocarburizing is a range of case hardening processes that diffuse nitrogen and carbon into ferrous metals at sub-critical temperatures.

Induction Hardening

A process in which a suitable steel object is heated by electromagnetic induction to above the upper critical temperature, and then the object is immediately quenched.

Marquenching

(Also called Martempering) A hardening procedure in a molten salt bath at a temperature right above the martensite start temperature that follows the austenitization of the ferrous material.

Nitriding

Introducing nitrogen into a solid steel object by holding it at a suitable temperature in contact with a nitrogenous environment.

Stress Relieving

Heating a steel object to a suitable temperature, holding it long enough to reduce residual stresses, and then cooling it slowly enough to minimize the development of new residual stresses.

Tempering

Reheating a quench hardened or normalized steel object to a temperature below Ac1, and then cooling it at any desired rate.

* Some definitions were borrowed from ASTM International.
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