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What is the process called of heating alloys to High temperature for strength

  1. Jan 4, 2012 #1
    What is the process called of heating alloys to Hightemperature 10,000f+ and making them many times there normal strength? do most uivercitys have such a machine?
    I read about it years ago in New scientist magazine, any help would be great

    Andrew Perry
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2012 #2

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    Re: What is the process called of heating alloys to Hightemperature

    Welcome to PF, Pezzer.
    The process that you refer to is commonly called "annealing" or "heat-treating". It has been in use since the beginning of the Iron Age. Just as burning the end of a pointed stick makes it more effective as a weapon, so does a bit of fire when incorporated into your "firepower".
     
  4. Jan 4, 2012 #3
    Re: What is the process called of heating alloys to Hightemperature

    Thanks but i ment something different i understand about Ion(Plasma) Nitriding and a few others but thats normally upto 1400c max, i am talking many times the tempreture with magnetic fields stopping the alloy from melting
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 #4

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    Re: What is the process called of heating alloys to Hightemperature

    Sorry, but that is the end of my knowledge. I won't respond further in this thread because I'm not qualified to do so. Since we are already in PM contact, though, feel free to contact me via that route any time. It might be a few days (weeks?) before I respond, but that has nothing to do with how I feel. I just don't check very often.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 #5
    What is the Process called of controlling high tempreture plasma

    What is the Process called of controlling high tempreture plasma 10,000 to 20,000 degrees farenheit by magnetic fields, then putting inside the plasma field a piece of alloy to make it many time it's normal strength with the magnets stopping the piece of alloy from changing shape making any engineered part many time it;s mormal strength? I dont mean just normal annealing or heat treating, but very high tempreture plasma strengthening.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 #6

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