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close this bookAnnealing, Hardening, Tempering - Course: Working techniques of heat treatment of steel. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 27 p.)
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2. Kinds of Heat Treatment Processes

According to the purpose of application and the kind of material of the workpiece to be treated, different heat treatment processes are applied. The most common processes are given in the following chart:


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Apart from these processes, "surface hardening" and "hardening with subesequent tempering" are used among others when special properties shall be changed.

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In practice, hardening is directly related to tempering since it follows the hardening process as subsequent method.

What is heat treatment?
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What is the purpose of heat treatment processes?
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