DICTIONARY OF INDUSTRY TERMS

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Quench Hardening - Hardening a ferrous alloy by heating within or above the transformation range and cooling at a controlled rate. This usually involves formation of martensite.

Quenching - Cooling rapidly by immersion in oil, water, etc.

Quenching Medium - The medium used for cooling steel during heat treatment, usually oil, water, air, or salts.

Quenching Temperature - The temperature from which steel is quenched during a heat-treating process.

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