Hardness Factor


Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs.


Among other benefits, case hardened steels provide a hard, outer surface with a soft ductile core, with the capacity for toughness and the...

A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels


High nitrogen stainless steels are an increasingly suitable substitute for nickel. Nitrogen can improve corrosion resistance and the...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder?


The addition of 2% beryllium to copper makes the alloy almost 600% stronger than copper. BeCu alloys outperform steel where a combination...

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The quenching of metals is used in the manufacture of various types of steel. The metallurgical processes involved in quenching can enhance...