Quenching a ferrous alloy from a temperature above the transformation range, in a medium having a rate of heat abstraction high enough to prevent the formation of high-temperature transformation products, and then holding the alloy, until transformation is complete. The advantages of this method of interrupted quenching are increased ductility and toughness.

See also: Ausforming, Austenite, Isothermal Annealing, Martempering.

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Subjects: Materials