Heat Treatment

Whilst Nifty Alloys LLC can offer help and advice on steel specifications, we recommend contacting a heat treatment specialist for full consultation on hardening processes available for individual specifications.

Heat treatment will alter the physical and mechanical properties of a steel through a controlled process of heating and cooling.

Popular heat treatment processes include the following:
For a tool steel to perform effectively a component when machined will usually require heat treatment. This will enable the tool to develop the characteristic properties required for a high hardness with good wear, abrasion and impact values, which vary with each specification. Refer to our tool steel page where we offer specification data sheets on our more popular specifications.