Understanding the Diferences between Heat Treatment, Annealing, and Tempering!

Heat Treatment, Annealing, and Tempering are three well-known methods for giving treatment to metals. Depending on the treatment used, a material may become more or less brittle, harder or softer, or stronger or weaker. The method chosen depends on the desired characteristics of the material. If steel is being treated, for instance, the designer may desire an end material with a high tensile strength but a relatively low degree of brittleness. In order to achieve the desired levels, the designer may make use of several treatments, alter the temperature at…

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