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Metallurgy Minute 005: Which Materials Respond to Heat Treatment?

We’re often asked whether specific materials can be heat treated, and the answer is typical of most things related to metallurgy—it depends. Different types of heat treatment have different effects on metals, either making them harder and stronger or softer and easier to work with. In this Metallurgy Minute, Paulo metallurgist Ryan Van Dyke gives an overview of several common heat treating processes and how they affect different material types.