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Age/Precipitation Hardening

What is Age Hardening (Precipitation Hardening)?

Age Hardening (or Precipitation Hardening) is performed after solution treating of precipitation hardening (PH) grades of stainless steel. When PH stainless steels are heated between 900ºF and 1200ºF, secondary phase particles precipitate out of the previously formed solid solution. These particles serve as a strengthening and hardening mechanism.

Benefits

  • High strength & hardness
  • Improved corrosion resistance
  • Retention of strength at elevated temperatures

Age Hardening is Offered at our Burton Ave. Location in Waterloo, Iowa.

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