- the process of hardening the surface of steel while leaving the interior unchanged. Both carbon and alloy steels are suitable for case-hardening providing their carbon content is low, usually up to a maximum of 0.2%. Components subject to this process, particularly in the case of alloy steels, have a hard, wear-resistant surface with a tough core.
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Case hardening — or surface hardening is the process of hardening the surface of a metal, often a low carbon steel, by infusing elements into the material s surface, forming a thin layer of a harder alloy. Case hardening is usually done after the part in question … Wikipedia
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