Definition of induction hardening in English:

induction hardening


  • [mass noun] A process for hardening steel surfaces by induction heating followed by quenching.

    • ‘In induction hardening, this is accomplished by the close regulation of power output, operating frequency, heating time, and alloy content of the iron.’
    • ‘In comparison with a structural steel hardened in a furnace cheaper carbon steel can be used with higher strength after induction hardening.’
    • ‘In flame and induction hardening, a large content of combined carbon is required because of the short period available for the solution of carbon in austenite.’