Adding carbon to the surface of iron-base alloys by heating the metal below its melting point in contact with carbonaceous solids, liquids, or gases. Desired hardness and toughness properties are developed in the high carbon "case" by quenching and tempering.
Metal fabrication ripe for consolidation, or not? - by Tim Heston Will the custom metal fabrication business become more consolidated in the years to come? It's hard today, but more than likely, it will depend on the fabricator's customer base.
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