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Ice Blocks

CRYOGENICS

How does cryogenic processing improve hardness?

Hardness is improved in metals subjected to a cryogenic treatment process when retained austenite is eliminated from the molecular structure and compared to a conventionally heat treated metal workpiece.

How does cryogenic processing improve toughness?

Low temperature conditioning of martensite is responsible for increasing the toughness of metal parts when compared to a conventionally heat treated metal workpiece.  A deep cryogenically treated component shows far higher toughness than conventionally heat treated material, or the raw metal material.

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