Metal Fabricating Glossary

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heat treating



  1. The process of first heating and then cooling a solid metal or alloy in such a way as to obtain desired conditions or properties. Commonly used as a shop term to denote a thermal treatment to increase strength.

External Resources

Wikipedia: heat treating

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