Industrial Heating – Aluminum – The Other White Metal

Aluminum is a completely different animal than steel. When steel is quenched, it becomes hard and brittle, whereas aluminum becomes soft and ductile. To know aluminum, you first must be able to decode the way different aluminum conditions are defined. There is no basic qualification, such as “harden, quench and temper” to a specified HRC. Instead, there are landing zones as opposed to re-temper zones that steel processing kindly provides. Read the entire story of aluminum processing in liquid nitrogen, then watch the video.