Steel Hardening In West Midlands

How you harden steel depends on the carbon content. The more carbon present the harder the steel can become. If there is no carbon present then it can only be hardened using the work hardening method. Usually to harden steel it is heated before being quenched in water and cooled. The steel will be hard but will also be brittle. To reduce the brittleness the steel is then tempered. These various different methods are referred to as heat treating, and include the processes of annealing, hardening and tempering.

Hardening requires an alteration in the structure of the metal. Steel requires heat treatment to take on improved properties such as increased strength and hardness. Do you need a steel hardening service?

Steel hardening in the West Midlands can be carried out by Huyton Heat Treatments. We offer a wide range of metal heat treatment services and can accommodate all your steel hardening needs. With many years’ experience in this specialised area of the engineering industry, our staff can assist you. If you’re after a quality steel hardening service then we’re the company to choose.