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Some Special Treatments

These processes are in the early stages of development. Their effectiveness is as yet unproven.

Cryogenic Treatments: Cryogenic treatments, usually applied on hardened steels, slowly cool down the substrate to about -166 ºC (-300 ºF) (supposedly) to increase the density of the materials and thus increase wear resistance and dimension stability. However, it is still arguable whether cryogenic treatments significant extend the service life in real applications or not. (See also Cryogenic Treatment in the heat treatments section.)

Vibration Treatments: Vibration treatments intend to relieve thermal stress built-up in heat treatments through vibrations and therefore increase the wear life. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of these treatments remains to be proved.

Magnetic Treatments: Magnetic treatments intend to alter the line-up of atoms in materials (e.g., tool steels) through magnetic fields and hopefully improve the wear life. However, the effectiveness of these treatments remains to be proved.

Metal 3D Printing Design Guide

Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printing for parts with reduced cost and little waste.

Salary Expectation

8 things to know about the interview question "What's your salary expectation"?

Selecting the Right 3D Printer

Discover how to choose the right 3D printer for your needs and the key performance attributes to consider.

STEM Career Outlook

Wages, employment opportunities, and growth projections for STEM jobs.