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Thermally heating material above the critical (austenitic) temperature (1575F+) and quenching the steel bars in a liquid media such as water or oil, so rapidly that the change from austenite to pearlite is suppressed; this is called martensite and is responsible for the hardness of the quenched steel. Martensite is a changeable microstructure and the material may then be tempered at various lower temperatures to the desired mechanical properties (hardness) producing specific physical properties.  

quench-and-temepered-steelCapabilities

  • 1" through 12" diameter rounds
  • 10' through 24' lengths

Benefits of Quench & Tempered Steel Bars

  • In-line Eaton Steel process eliminates need for post heat treat straightening and stress relieve
  • Consistent mechanical properties
  • Tougher
  • Less brittle
  • Increased strength
  • Eliminates Q&T finished parts and the distortion caused due to non-symmetrical shapes¬†