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The automotive industry is facing demand for increased specific engine performance and lowest possible engine weights. Likewise, weight reduction is also an ongoing objective in the aerospace industry. Targets such as these are pushing designers toward the limits of material properties and heat treatment.
Quenching is a common heat treatment technique used in the production of cast or otherwise-produced metal components. In particular, the immersion or direct quenching process is a widely adopted procedure in the automotive and aerospace industries to minimize the formation of undesirable thermal and transformational gradients, which may lead to increased distortion and cracking.