case-hardening


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to case-hardening: Case hardening compound

case-hardening

1.In timber, a condition in which the outer layers have dried without shrinkage, causing stress between the inner and outer layers.
2. Producing a hard surface layer on steel, as by carburizing, cyaniding, carbonitriding, nitriding, induction hardening, and flame hardening.
References in periodicals archive ?
Its proprietary IonLast ion-nitriding process for case-hardening ferrous metals has mainly been used to treat cutter blades.
On the other hand, case-hardening processes, such as ion nitriding, offer only a very thin skin or "case," typically less than 0.
Each solid wood door is carefully kiln-dried in order to prevent warping, splitting and case-hardening.
The Ultimate from American Western Arms features a very nicely high-polished blue mated up with hammer and main frame finished in a bone and charcoal color case-hardening--real case-hardening not coloring as on many replicas.