Heat treating is a process used to change chemical and mechanical properties of wear resistant steel produced in its original form. A common example of this is heating the material to high temperature, quick cooling with water or oil (Quenching) and then re-heating at lower temperatures (Tempering).
Annealing, Normalizing and Stress Relieving do not involve any Quenching or Tempering. (more…)
If you’ve read our blogs on metals and alloys—particularly as they relate to ENDURA steel—you’ve probably heard the team from Titus Steel talking about tensile strength and yield strength. For those who are new to the steel game, we’re going to take a deep dive to explain what they mean. (more…)
Wear Resistant Steels were developed to retard or slow down the destruction of mild steels, providing longer life, less downtime and maintenance of equipment that experiences wear from impact and/or sliding abrasion. For the most part, this was and still is accomplished by making the steels harder. But the harder the steel, the more brittle it becomes and it is less easy to machine or form into parts, shoots, conveyors, buckets, screens etc. (more…)