Glossary

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Quarto plate

Stainless steel plate produced from a slab that is rolled to a specified length, width and thickness. Available in thickness from 5mm and above and widths to 4000mm.

Quenching

Quenching is a heat treatment used to harden stainless steel. The stainless steel is heated until it is in an austenitic state and then rapidly cooled using air, oil, water, brine, etc. Typically, depending on the intended use, the steel needs to be tempered after being quenched.

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