Why Are Some Tempered Metal Alloys More Malleable Than Others

Harchris Heat Treatment is a formidable and reliable service provider in the ferrous and non-ferrous sectors, and contributes to streamlining industrial applications.

Our services include stress relieving by heating to a suitable temperature and maintain the targeted temperature by reducing the residual stresses. We also offer comprehensive services such as annealing, spherodizing, sub-critical annealing, normalising as well as hardening and tempering the metals.

The process of improving the characteristics of various metals such as steel or aluminium includes techniques by heating the metal to a high temperature, which then drops to below melting point and then cooling the material. A few distinctive advantages include reducing the brittleness and internal stresses of the metal.

The primary reason why tempered metal alloys are more malleable than other materials is attributed to the energy transferred to the moving electrons. Metals can be described as malleable because of the metal’s ability to be beaten into smaller components of sheets as well as the characteristics of the metal being ductile.

The ductile characteristic implies that the metal can be pulled out into wires. The ability of the atoms to be transferred to an alternative structure without breaking the metallic bond also contributes to the alloys being more malleable than the conventional techniques.

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