Case hardening, induction hardening and through hardening all have attributes that help to make bearings long lasting in their applications. The bearing heat treatment infographic below highlights the features of each of the three types of hardening.
Bearings can undergo a number of hardening processes during heat treatment. The following infographic breaks down the heating temperature and cooling rate in an easy-to-follow heat treatment tool.
Metal components in bearings come in contact with other metal or containments, so the hardening process during manufacturing is a vital to ensuring less wear and a longer service life. Hardening also provides the optimal physical characteristics for the bearing’s use.