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see hardeninghardening,
in metallurgy, treatment of metals to increase their resistance to penetration. A metal is harder when it has small grains, which result when the metal is cooled rapidly.
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He's the first, and as far as I know, the only gunsmith who can take a piece of sterile looking stainless steel and give it a finish to match the wonderful colors of traditional color casehardening.
Therefore additional methods are necessary to analyze especially drying stress and casehardening.
Two different casehardening processes--induction hardening and vertical gas nitride hardening--are also housed within the facility.
The intensity of casehardening was assessed after allowing the prongs to dry indoors for 8 hours.