What is Through Hardening / Quench & Temper?
Through hardening, also known as "quench & temper", is a process that consists of heating the parts to a temperature above the transformation range and then rapidly cooling to room temperature, usually using an oil quench. This may be performed in air or in a controlled atmosphere to protect the part's surface. Parts are then reheated to a lower temperature to temper to the desired final hardness range.
- Improves strength and hardness
- Controllable specific mechanical properties
- Same hardness throughout part
- Increases lifespan of part
Typical Materials Used for Through Hardening / Quench & Temper
- Medium to High Carbon Steels
- Medium Carbon Alloy Steels
- Cast Iron
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