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Spherodize Annealing

Years ago mills supplied alloy and tool steels with a spherodized annealed structure. Due to economic constraints most, if not all, mills have short cut that process. They still anneal,...

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Stress Relieving Steel in a Heat Treat Furnace

Stress relief heat treatment is used to remove stress induced in metals from various manufacturing methods. Some of these methods include: milling, turning, welding, bending, heating, cooling, shearing, forging, sawing,...

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Can I Carburize Low Carbon Steel In My Cress Furnace?

Yes, by PACK CARBURIZING. First, let me clarify. There are several ways to carburize low carbon steels, but in an open atmosphere, box type furnaces like Cress furnaces, there are only two...

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When Should You Consider Doing Heat Treating In-House?

I’m not sure there is one pat answer to that question because there are some heat treating processes which are not always economically feasible. But first, let’s consider what you...

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QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from CRESS FURNACE OWNERS – Part 1

As a seller of Cress Heat Treat Furnaces we often get questions from end users regarding heat treating. We have taken the time to answer of few of those questions here, and...

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MORE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS from CRESS HEAT TREAT FURNACE OWNERS

Question 4: How do I know if my Cress furnace temperature controller is calibrated correctly? Simple! Unless you check it, you don’t know. For that reason I always suggest customers...

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The Final Installation of Questions for Cress Heat Treat Furnace Owners

Question 6: I have an A2 part that has a main body that is 2” cubed, but it has a part that sticks out another 2” but is only ¼”...

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